Game over for five Tottenham stars as Postecoglou pushes ahead with brutal squad rebuild

Ben Stewart
Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglou watches his team in the Premier League

Tottenham are trying to offload as many as five players between now and the end of the summer transfer window as Ange Postecoglou’s rebuild takes shape.

Spurs have started the new Premier League campaign well with seven points from their opening three matches.

New additions such as Micky van de Ven and James Maddison have looked the part so far and Spurs are still looking to add to their squad before the end of the window.

Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson is currently seen as a top target, although Brentford are still said to be in the race for the 22-year-old.

Given how many players Tottenham have signed this summer, it is only natural that they are looking to offload some stars of their own.

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, as many as five first team players could be sold between now and the end of the window.

The report states that Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon, Davinson Sanchez, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele could all leave the club before Friday’s deadline.

Of those five stars listed, Lo Celso and Sanchez are the only players to have featured under Postecoglou in the Premier League so far.

Lo Celso came on for the final 16 minutes against Bournemouth, although his long-term future is still up in the air.

Barcelona failed with a loan attempt to sign the midfielder, but Napoli are now said to be interested in a deal.

The likes of Dier, Reguilon and Sanchez have all fallen down the pecking order in North London and the club is seemingly keen to move them on.

In the case of Dier, the England international is reportedly happy to see out the final year of his Spurs contract and then leave the club on a free transfer next summer.

PSG are said to be considering a move for Ndombele who has spent the last couple of seasons out on loan.

While the French midfielder did show some flashes of quality while in North London, his £55m move hasn’t gone to plan and Spurs would likely make a significant loss on the player.

Time will tell if Tottenham manage to shift all five players between now and the end of the transfer window.

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