Rumours suggest that both Nabil Bentaleb and Cameron Carter-Vickers are out for the rest of the season.

Bentaleb was substituted with an injury during Spurs U21’s 3-0 victory over Leicester, while Carter-Vickers is thought to have picked up a back injury. The youngster has been left out of the USA’s U23 squad for the important Olympic play-off match with Colombia.

Carter-Vickers has been named as a substitute for Tottenham in recent weeks and could play a part in the first-team squad next season. For Bentaleb, his latest injury could have more serious repercussions.

The Algerian international was not even named on the bench for the Europa League match against Borussia Dortmund in midweek, despite several players being rested. Having impressed last season and signed a new contract at the club, his career has stalled after an injury-hit campaign.

With Mauricio Pochettino seemingly reluctant to play Bentaleb even when it has often seemed probable, have we seen the last of him in a Spurs shirt?