3 – Nabil Bentaleb to Benfica
Bentaleb has been in and out of the Tottenham team but with Eric Dier excelling and the arrival of Victor Wanyama – the Algerian’s first team oppurtunities look limited for the forseeable future. Reports from Portuguese outlet ‘Record‘ suggests Bentaleb is set to join Benfica on loan.
The 21-year-old has a lot of talent and it will probably be reassuring for Tottenham fans to learn that the club are only considering sending Bentaleb away on a temporary basis.
With N’Jie and Bentaleb set to leave, some fans may worry about how thin the squad is starting to look. If Ryan Mason is also set to leave, as reports have indicated, Tottenham could be looking rather thin in central midfield, something that could see the squad struggle in busy periods of the season, especially considering the teams participation in the Champions League next season.
Despite interest from Hull and Bournemouth, Mason is reportedly desperate to earn his place in the Spurs squad, and Bentaleb’s pending departure could make that more likely.
Tottenham’s moves in the market show they don’t have the financial muscle of some of their Premier League rivals, but they are still making some good tweaks to their squad ahead of a season where they will look to go one better and win the Premier League.
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