Tottenham Transfers: Spurs Who Should Be Finding New Employment This Summer
Most of Tottenham's transfer news this summer has revolved around the departure of Luka Modric.
Yet what hasn't been made clear is how many players in Spurs colors will make the cut under new coach Andre Villas-Boas.
And for some, there needs to be calls made to find a new place to play.
As we all know, Tottenham do play hard with their bottom line number, but if the price is right (and matched), here is a list of players who should leave White Hart Lane for new homes.
Once Tottenham's No. 1 goalkeeper, Gomes found himself deposed by Brad Friedel last season, and Villas-Boas apparently doesn't take much stock in him either.
Should Tottenham bring in another backstop, Gomes' playing time is set to continue warming the substitutes bench.
Thus, while Gomes seems to be happier under Villas-Boas, he might be a lot happier in someone else's goal mouth where it's possible he might get regular match action.
Many of you might be thinking that David Bentley has already left The Lane.
Even though he was listed on the 25-man squad for the second half of the campaign in 2012, Bentley was as anonymous as Spurs owner Joe Lewis.
Once a promising midfielder on the right side, Bentley's penchant for tricks and dearth of pace meant he was suppressed from Tottenham's first XI by former boss Harry Redknapp.
Injured last season, Bentley is probably in need of a solid loan spell to build some interest back into the player before he is moved on.
William Gallas or Sebastien Bassong
With the signing of Jan Vertonghen and reappearance of Steven Caulker, one, if not both, of William Gallas and Sebastien Bassong should be finding new lodgings soon.
Bassong spent the second half of last season with Wolverhampton Wanderers and found himself finally becoming a consistent member of the Wolves squad, before injury cost him the final three matches of last term.
However, Bassong would be the fifth choice center back at best and it is likely that he will move on to find more playing time.
Gallas, meanwhile, is in the twilight of his career.
With four central defenders ready to go in a much more fluid system, Gallas is probably going to have to find a team with a need for an emergency defender.
Jermaine Jenas, much like Bentley, has been roaming the English countryside (and English hospitals) on loan with Aston Villa.
An Achilles injury curtailed his time with the Villans but, even before that, Jenas had been unable to lock down a spot in the midfield with only 23 Premier League starts in the '09-'10 and '10-'11 seasons.
Jake Livermore, Luka Modric, Sandro and Scott Parker are all above him in the pecking order, so his playing time could be at a premium.
Jenas has more drive from the midfield than other members of the Tottenham squad, but there looks to be no place for him behind that midfield quarter so a change of venues might help revitalize his career.
The only issue that faces Tom Huddlestone now is the fact that, unless a certain pint-sized Croatian is not a Spurs player, the big midfielder is an awkward fit in the scheme that Villas-Boas presents.
He's not quite strong enough defensively to nail down the deep midfield spot and, while he possess a cannoning shot, not enough of a scorer to take the attacking midfield role.
In situations where Tottenham are trailing he could certainly be useful off of the bench, but it seems a bit much to ask a player coming a sting of injuries and ankle surgery, to be anymore than a bit part player.
This only changes if said Croatian happens to be elsewhere come September 1.
Giovani dos Santos
At this point, Modric has competition in the disgruntled employee department from Giovani dos Santos, who has been out and about on three different loans since his time started in North London.
dos Santos is, much like Huddlestone and Jenas, behind at least two names in the pecking order no matter what position he is offered to play, and with a year remaining on his contract, is likely to be sent away once again unless Villas-Boas catches his Olympics' performances in a bottle.
Chances are, even if he were offered a spot on the 25 man roster, dos Santos will be gone after the end of the season anyway.
It might be worthwhile just to simply cash in now and receive a fee for him—before he is able to leave on a free.
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