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3 Players That Could Leave Tottenham On Transfer Deadline Day

While the main focus tomorrow on deadline day will be the players Tottenham will bring into the squad, here are three players that could follow Kevin Wimmer out the exit door on transfer deadline day. 

1) Vincent Janssen

The Dutchman didn’t enjoy the best of starts to life in the Premier League and with first team chances very few and far between for Janssen, he could seek a deadline day move away.

The striker has admitted he is unhappy with his situation at Spurs and wants more playing time under manager Mauricio Pochettino to try and prove his worth. However, if the prolific scoring of Harry Kane begins to kick in anytime soon, he chances might by hard to come by.

You get the feeling that what Janssen needs to succeed is a strong run of games, which can be hard to get when you are second choice to a striker like Harry Kane. With Janssen sitting frustrated on the bench and with many holding little confidence in him if Kane were to get injured, a move away might be best for both parties.

The Sun report that Stoke and West Brom have both shown an interest in Janssen. If a move goes through, could it trigger a last minute attempt to buy Divock Origi from Liverpool?

Pochettino Insists This Spurs Outcast Will Not Be Leaving The Club This Summer

It is far from unfair to say that Moussa Sissoko’s debut season at White Hart Lane did not quite to plan. The Frenchman spent most of the season getting splinters in his backside, but it appears that he will be playing his football (if that’s what you want to call it) at Tottenham next season. 

We all remember the dramatic circumstances in which Sissoko completed his deadline day move to Spurs, turning off his phone to stop Everton officials calling him about a proposed medical in Merseyside. The move was completed was minutes to spare, and Daniel Levy must regret forking out £30m to bring Sissoko to North London.

It looked like nothing more than a huge panic buy to me at the time, a record-breaking panic buy to be precise. Sissoko remains Tottenham’s record signing to date, surpassing the £26m paid for Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado.

Sissoko did not have a record-breaking impact that is for sure. Here we are, nearly a year on from his move from Newcastle reading reports that Sissoko’s Tottenham nightmare might be coming to an end. Everton are reportedly interested in a loan deal, what they still see in him I do not know. Clubs in France are interested, and West Brom is another name that has been thrown into the mix recently.

The 27-year-old will be keen to get regular first team football next season with a World Cup just around the corner, remaining keen to represent France in Russia next year. I would like to think that this first team football would not come at Tottenham having witnessed the shambolic nature of Sissoko’s performances last season. However, it looks like the former Newcastle man’s future lies at Spurs under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

Sissoko has not travelled with the rest of the Spurs squad to the pre-season tour of America as he missed out with a ‘virus’, fuelling speculation that he might have played his last game in a Spurs shirt. However, speculation looks like it might draw to a close as Mauricio Pochettino has now explained that Sissoko is in the Argentine’s plans for next season, which begins in just a few weeks time. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Pochettino said.

Sissoko is training with Erik Lamela and Heung-min Son back home and they are all at different levels so we will see in the next few weeks the evolution for every one. He’s a member of our squad and he’s in my plans for the season and for us he is still a member of the squad.

So, it appears to be the case that Sissoko will still be a Tottenham player by the end of the transfer window. What Pochettino and his staff see in him must be special, but at the moment I am barely seeing a footballer capable of succeeding at the top level.

European Club To Offer Summer Signing An Escape From Tottenham Nightmare

Marseille are keen on signing Moussa Sissoko from Spurs this summer to offer the Frenchman an escape route from his nightmare first season in North London according to the London Evening Standard. 

It has been a far from satisfactory debut season at Spurs for Sissoko, who famously turned his phone off to ignore Everton on his way to Tottenham for a medical on transfer deadline day. Spurs fans might be wishing he kept his phone on and was persuaded by the Merseyside club as his performances have been nothing short of disastrous since his big money move.

Daniel Levy forked out £30m last summer to secure a dramatic deadline day signing last summer, and the Frenchman hasn’t looked as if he was worth £30 let alone £30m in his first season. He showed flashes of his talent at Newcastle and at the European Championships in 2016 , but nothing that screams at me ‘I am watching a club record signing’.

Sissoko has clearly lacked the work ethic and arguably the talent to succeed at a club like Spurs, and as a result, made just eight Premier League starts last term, appearing from the bench a further 17 times, providing three assists and not scoring a single goal.

Like me, Sissoko might be glad to hear that Marseille are prepared to offer him an escape route. The Frenchman is keen to put himself back in the plans of French national coach Didier Deschamps ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Russia. The only way he can do this is by playing regular first team football, something he is unlikely to experience at Tottenham.

The French club would like to secure the services of Moussa Sissoko, despite his struggles at Spurs, before the end of next month before the transfer window slams shut. However, it is thought that they would be open to agreeing an initial loan deal with an option to buy, to see if the midfielder can recapture his form in Ligue 1.

I think a move to Marseille would be best for both parties. It would be ludicrous to think that Spurs will get back the £30m that they spent last summer, but some money is better than none as I feel Sissoko has next to nothing to offer to the team in current form. I would personally be glad to see the back of Sissoko if he were to leave the club this summer.

Really? Spurs Summer Signing Explains Why He Has Failed To Succeed At Tottenham

Moussa Sissoko dramatically arrived at White Hart Lane on deadline day last summer, but has failed to make any kind of positive impression since his £30m transfer from Newcastle.

We all remember how Sissoko infamously switched off his phone as Everton tried to contact him about a potential medical ahead of a move to Goodison Park as he travelled to sign from Tottenham Hotspur. Daniel Levy had to fork out £30m, a club record, for Sissoko, and Spurs fans would have been expecting much better performances than they have seen to date.

The Frenchman now regularly finds himself on the bench for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and apart from one half-decent performance down the right against Manchester United, Sissoko has failed to have any kind of impact since his deadline day arrival. The former Newcastle man is limited to appearances off the bench for Spurs, and now has a new theory as to why he has failed to hit the heights expected of him at White Hart Lane.

Speaking to beIN Sports recently, Sissoko claimed that he has failed to hit top form in North London due to the fact that he is “trying to learn because I have to get used to a new style of playing in a new team”.

Spurs fans let out a collective groan earlier on this afternoon when in the same interview Sissoko said “my future is at Tottenham and I’m trying to give my best”. This was said in light of recent reports linking the Frenchman with a move to Italy.

Should we be surprised that Sissoko hasn’t succeeded at Tottenham?

No, not really. All this transfer, and Sissoko’s inability to succeed at White Hart Lane, shows is how much a player’s value can rocket to astronomical levels just after a few good displays at the European Championships. The fact of the matter is that Sissoko was poor at best for Newcastle for the whole of last season, and failed steer them clear from the drop, or do anything at all in fact to help the cause.

I saw the £30m deadline day move for Sissoko as nothing more than a panic buy back in September, and nothing has changed since then. The Frenchman’s work ethic has never been excellent, and we should not be surprised that Sissoko has failed to find many first team opportunities at a club with a manager that hands of chances in the team based on hard work and good work ethic in training.

Enough is Enough: 3 Spurs Players Who Must Be Sold In The Summer

Tottenham have just endured two really tough defeats to Liverpool and Gent and some players have continued to put in lackluster performances in the process. Although we are a long way from the summer transfer window, I wanted to vent my frustration at three players, whom I feel need to move on from the club in the summer.

1. Moussa Sissoko

What a poor signing Sissoko has turned out to be. At £30million, he is the clubs record signing but he has produced performances that wouldn’t justify a £5million price tag let alone thirty. Playing on the right wing mostly, Sissoko has been running down blind alleys, forever failing to produce any sort of end product. If he was young, I’d say give him more time, but he’s 27. If he was new to the English game I’d say give him more time, but he’s been playing in England since 2013. There is literally no excuse for his poor performances and despite Pochettino’s brilliant tactical nouse, he has really made a mess here. If we can recoup even half of what we paid for him, it’ll be great business.


2. Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

N’Koudou has perhaps not been given enough time to show his true colours, with just 2 starts since he arrived in the summer. Whenever he has featured though, he’s looked pretty poor. To me, this looks very much like another Clinton N’Jie situation and I can see him going back to France in the summer. Tottenham need some proven quality in the final third. The main players are young (Kane, Alli) and the back up players like N’Koudou are also young. This means when push comes to shove at these important stages of the season, the club don’t have enough quality or know how to score enough goals to win games. N’Koudou seems to be a bit of a nothing player and if he moves on it will allow a squad space for someone else to come in, someone who would surely be more effective.

3 Things We Learned As Spurs Fell To A Toothless Defeat At Old Trafford

A goal from Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan was enough to sink Spurs at Old Trafford and condemn them to their second defeat of this Premier League season, and here is three things we learned as Spurs were beaten 1-0 at the hands of Manchester United. 

1) Moussa Sissoko has listened to Pochettino

A couple of weeks ago, we heard Pochettino say that big money summer signing Moussa Sissoko needs to offer more at Spurs, saying that he was falling short of what the club were expecting of him in his first few months, saying that he needs to prove his worth on the training ground before he can do so on the pitch.

Sissoko has made just eight appearances in the Premier League this season, and has failed to establish himself as a first team regular, not even making the matchday squad on a number of occasions this term since his summer deadline day move from Newcastle.

However, Sissoko did make a positive impact yesterday when he came off the bench at Old Trafford. He caused Matteo Darmian all kinds of trouble down the Spurs right with his pace and strength to beat his man. Unfortunately, the crosses he managed to get into the box caused minimal trouble, but he could be in line for a Premier League start in the near future after a strong performance against Manchester United.

Reshuffle? 3 Players That Could Leave Tottenham In The January Transfer Window

Spurs have made a rather average start to the Premier League season, and sit four points off the top four after thirteen games. Mauricio Pochettino will be looking at making additions over the January window, but here are three players that could leave White Hart Lane in the New Year.

1) Kevin Wimmer

The Austrian defender has put in some below-par performances so far this season, and Pochettino could be tempted to cash in, but might not be so keen on selling to Premier League rivals.

Wimmer played has played against Gillingham and Liverpool in the EFL Cup, and whilst not being tested in the game against Gillingham, the centre-back was far from his best at Anfield. He has also played a couple of times in the Premier League, his only noticeable contribution being an own goal against Arsenal.

The injury of Toby Alderweireld might have presented an opportunity for Wimmer, but Eric Dier has been preferred at the heart of the defence, and the 24-year-old might look at a move away in order to play more first team football.

Reports have emerged from The Sun that Southampton might look to rebuild their defence around Kevin Wimmer, with key defensive men Jose Fonte and Virgil Van Dijk both linked with moves away from St. Mary’s. We all know how good Daniel Levy is at getting clubs to overpay for Spurs players, could he do the same here.

Grades A-E: How Have Tottenham’s Summer Signings Fared So Far This Season?

Following a strong 3rd placed finish last season and successfully securing Champions League football, Mauricio Pochettino made four signings over the summer transfer window.

Most signings were made to improve the squad depth, but Victor Wanyama is one of the summer signings that has been able to nail down a regular first team spot. Rating them from A-E, how have Spurs’ summer signings fared so far at White Hart Lane?

Victor Wanyama- A

The Kenyan holding midfielder arrived from Southampton for £11m as Spurs looked to get some good business done early on in the summer transfer window, and what a signing he has proved to be so far this season.

Wanyama has been labelled the signing of the summer by many, and it is hard to disagree looking at some of the displays put in by the 25-year-old, and considering how much Spurs paid for his services from Southampton.

The former Saints midfielder has previously this term played on his own in the defensive midfield, but will now be looking to form a strong partnership with Mousa Dembele in the heart of the midfield now that the Belgian appears to be back to his best judging buy his performance against Arsenal.

Wanyama has been an excellent signing for Spurs this season. The Kenyan has scored once this term, the winner against Crystal Palace, and continues to put in solid displays, creating 11 chances in 11 Premier League games.

‘Worst Performance I’ve Ever Seen In The Flesh’ Spurs Fans Furious With Midfielder Following Leverkusen Defeat

Spurs fell to a crushing Champions League defeat at the home of English football against Bayer Leverkusen, losing 1-0 in an awful and largely uninspiring performance. This defeat leaves Spurs in deep trouble and it looks like they will struggle to qualify from Group E as a result.

One player that put in a shocking performance was £30m signing Moussa Sissoko. The Frenchman has barely featured under Mauricio Pochettino since his deadline day move, but hasn’t impressed fans with his latest diabolical performance against Bayer Leverkusen.

Sissoko started out on the right, and stayed there for the remainder of the game at Wembley. We expected to see the Frenchman using his strength to beat a man down the line and get a cross into the back on a regular basis, keeping their left-back busy.

However, we saw the exact opposite from Sissoko. He offered very little down the right-hand side. When he was facing up to a defender, he looked clueless. It looked like he didn’t have a clue what he was going to do next. He rarely beat the left-back down the line, and when he did, it took a little bit of luck. Even when he did manage to get the better of his man, he far from took advantage, rarely getting a decent ball into the box.

The Frenchman misplaced way too many passes, completing just 60% of his total passes. Awful. Sissoko managed to deliver just two crosses into the box during the match, and both were of extremely poor quality. The 27-year-old won 50% of his tackles, but for a man of his strength, he should be winning more of those, pulling out of way too many challenges.

Spurs fans were furious with the shift that Sissoko put in at Wembley, and took to Twitter to voice their opinions on his horror show.

Young Side! Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face Liverpool

Following two successive goalless draws against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League and Bournemouth in the Premier League, Spurs make the trip to Anfield to face Liverpool in round four of the EFL Cup. 

In terms of team news, Toby Alderweireld is expected to remain sidelined following his knee injury away at West Brom and Harry Kane is making good progress recovering from his ankle injury, but he will not be fit for the trip to Anfield. Mauricio Pochettino has already hinted that he will field a weakened side in the EFL Cup, and in light of that, here is our Spurs predicted line-up.

GK: Michel Vorm

Hugo Lloris has been in outstanding form in recent matches, but Michel Vorm is likely to get some game time. When the Frenchman was injured, Vorm was immense, and I expect him to be as solid as ever should he start.

RB: Kieran Trippier

The right-back put in a good performance against Leverkusen last night and has evidently learned a lot from Kyle Walker in recent months. I expect him to start and pose a threat here.

CB: Cameron Carter-Vickers

The youngster played against Gillingham last month in the EFL Cup and played very well and may well be given another run out here, but expect him to be stretched to maximum capacity against a quick and clinical Liverpool attack.

CB: Kevin Wimmer

Wimmer’s comments about gametime may not have gone down well with Mauricio Pochettino, but I think he will start here alongside Carter-Vickers in the heart of the defence.

LB: Ben Davies

The Welshman has made a strong start to the season, and has played well when filling in for Danny Rose, and I think he is in line to start here against Liverpool.

CDM: Harry Winks

In my opinion was in contention for Man of the Match in the last round against Gillingham, I though he played fantastically. He has made a few substitute appearances since but I think he will play from the start here.

CM: Christian Eriksen

With Pochettino saying that he trusts Winks to play in the holding role by himself, Eriksen could play in a central role, in a 4-3-3 formation perhaps.