The week immediately following the end of the season will always spark rumours of mass clearouts and for Spurs, there could be a real trimming of the deadwood in preparation for the new campaign. Scouring the websites this morning reveals a list of up to eight names heading for the exit door and while some may be obvious, others could cause one or two surprises.
Of the fringe players that everyone had forgotten about, David Bentley and Heurelho Gomes should be playing their football elsewhere in 2013-14 but will there be any takers for Bentley after an underwhelming loan spell at his former club Blackburn?
Gomes stands a much better chance of finding a new club however, after impressing at Hoffenheim before a hand injury curtailed his loan spell in the Bundesliga.
Elsewhere, William Gallas is expected to hobble away after three seasons at the club and while there have been conflicting reports about Danny Rose’s future, it’s now felt that the left back is more than likely to join up with Sunderland on a permanent basis.
Meanwhile, Tom Huddlestone’s return to the squad seems to have come too late to earn him a regular place in the side so that leaves three players who have been near-permanent features in the first team this season.
Scott Parker, Emmanuel Adebayor and Clint Dempsey are all being touted as casualties as the club looks to raise funds needed to bring in players of the calibre of Joao Moutinho and Leandro Damiao.
So that’s the current list of candidates but do you agree with the general assessment?