Spurs finally confirmed the departures of senior players William Gallas and David Bentley who will leave the club once their contracts run out at the end of this month. The news had been widely known for some days and the Official Website also announced that the contracts of John Bostock, Jack Barthram, Jack Munns and Jake Nicholson would not be renewed.
As a footnote, Tottenham also confirmed that Academy Players Shaq Coulthirst and goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux would be stepping up to accept their first Professional deals and could that be the start of something special for either of these men?
Coulthirst is particularly interesting after making a real impact for the side in the Under 21 Premier League and in the NextGen tournament last season. The most notable performance came against Barcelona last November when the centre forward’s hat trick, together with a strike from Alex Pritchard led to rumours of both players being linked with moves to either Barca or Real Madrid.
Those stories may have been wide of the mark but clearly Shaq Coulthirst is a real prospect: Question is, will he get a chance to impress in the first team next season – if not in the league then the Capital One Cup may offer a perfect opportunity?