Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Nabil Bentaleb, Federico Fazio and Alex Pritchard are leaving Spurs, but had some surprise news concerning Clinton Njie.
Speaking at a press conference before Tottenham’s friendly with Juventus, Pochettino had this to say about the players left out of the squad for the trip to Australia.
“The situation of three players (Bentaleb, Fazio and Pritchard) is very clear – they are not in my plans.
“Njie is injured – he is in London and not available to come.”
The statement on Njie is surprising considering that the player is thought to be about to join Marseille on loan, having supposedly passed his medical yesterday.
Pochettino also confirmed that he is staying at the club, despite rumours linking him with the vacant Argentina post. When quizzed on the issue, Pochettino said:
“I think the speculation is normal because I am an Argentinian coach at a top club in England.
“There are a lot of rumours that appear in the media but I am very happy at Tottenham and so for that reason this is not the right moment.”