Before adding a new midfield player late in the transfer season, Tottenham intends to let go of a number of fringe squad players this month, sources have told Football Insider.
Ange Postecoglou is attempting to “clear the decks” by letting go of players who aren’t part of his long-term plans, according to transfer correspondent Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to the most recent episode of Football Insider’s Inside Track Podcast.
The club wants additional first-team players to depart before adding a central midfielder, who is their top priority, after many have already left this month.
According to information obtained by Football Insider on January 16th, Tottenham is open to proposals for Bryan Gil and Ryan Sessegnon this month.
This season, neither has made many appearances, and the team is willing to let them go if the right offers come in.
Hugo Lloris leaving the team to join Los Angeles FC in the MLS and Eric Dier joining Bayern Munich on a loan to purchase are just two of the many departures this month that have affected the team.
A number of loan exits, including Japhet Tanganga to Millwall and Sergio Regulion to Brentford, have also been approved by the club.
Spurs are rumored to still be actively seeking midfield players on their wish list.
Football Insider was informed by sources on January 19 that Chelsea’s attempt to sign midfielder Conor Gallagher in January has failed since the club now wants to retain him for the duration of the season.
Earlier this month (January 13), Football Insider also disclosed that Spurs are considering a move for Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is a wantaway and may cost up to £6 million to sign on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
After their 2-2 draw with Manchester United, Tottenham is now ranked fifth in the Premier League standings.
Their next match is on Friday, January 26 versus Man City in the FA Cup fourth round.