Is the deadwood clearout about to begin? As news comes through that Spurs have accepted a bid from Swansea for Kyle Naughton, the press are speculating wildly about who might follow. With Kyle Walker back to full fitness, DeAndre Yedlin joining up with the squad and Eric Dier looking like a far more effective cover, Naughton’s time always looked as if it would come to an end and the 26 year old now seems to be on his way.
Elsewhere, the Daily Star has led to the conclusion that Soldado, Adebayor, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli, BAE and Aaron Lennon could all be surplus to requirements with only the Chadli suggestion looking less than plausible.
The theory is that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to fund bids for Kevin Mirallas – a more than useful player who clearly has adopted the Tottenham standard of penalty taking – Islam Slimani and Fabian Delph.
Yesterday it looked as though this may be another quiet January for the club but suddenly, some last week excitement could very well be in prospect.