3 – Shift Bentaleb
You might have been expecting me to go with N’Jie as the outgoing but Pochettino seems to have other ideas (although that may change once/if N’Koudou completes a move). “I was clear with you about [Nabil] Bentaleb – he’s not in my plans – but Clinton [Njie] is in my squad and he’s in my plans.” Pochettino said in a press conference on Thursday. With Bentaleb not in the managers plans, it is fair to say the sooner he leaves, the better, for both parties! The 21-year-old showed glimpses of top quality during his four years at the club, but ultimately his style of play is not best matched with Mauricio’s and his attitude is also a little worrying. The Algerian seems determined to be playing first team football, but realistically he is not going to be getting that here. On yer bike..