It was widely believed that Tom Carroll’s contract would be expiring this summer, but the midfielder was surprisingly named in the contracted section of the Premier League’s official released and retained list.
There has been no official announcement of any sort of contract extension since Carroll signed a five-year deal in 2011, yet the only player released by Spurs was the youngster Emmanuel Sonupe.
While Carroll is not the most popular player among fans, with many believing that the club needs to significantly strengthen the depth of midfielders in the squad, it would be poor business and very unlike Tottenham to have let him go for free.
It’s possible that Carroll may have signed an extension when he moved on loan to Swansea in 2014 and if so, it raises the question of his future at White Hart Lane.
Is Carroll good enough to do a job as a squad player next season, or should he be moved on? If it’s the latter option, then should Spurs be looking to sell him or arrange a loan deal that would see him get regular Premier League starts?
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