With the clock ticking down to the start of the transfer window, the time has surely come for Spurs to offload some of the fringe players that stand no chance whatsoever of making an impact on the first team next season.
It is hoped that unsatisfactory loan deals will come to an end under the new manager and the first man set to depart could be reserve keeper Heurelho Gomes. The Brazilian impressed during a loan spell at Hoffenheim before injury forced a return to White Hart Lane but his performances in the Bundesliga should herald a move away from North London.
“Even though I only started playing in January, I showed I can play a high level,” Gomes is quoted by Radio Gazeta AM.
“I will only stay at Tottenham if I can play. If I can’t show my work, I will seek an organised team with a good project, be it in Brazil or abroad.”
A further likely departure is David Bentley who has been linked with West Ham and West Brom this week. The Hammers are among a growing list of clubs who the player has underwhelmed after a previous loan spell was cut short so this seems a strange suggestion, but maybe a link to the Hawthorns has legs.
Whatever happens in the coming weeks, it’s hoped that AVB will show a more ruthless approach to the deadwood than the previous regime.