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Parrott, Grealish, Bergwijn, Soumare: How Tottenham’s starting line-up will look in 2025

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Tottenham can be considered as a team in transition process, with the club boss Jose Mourinho having intention to rebuild the squad. The Spurs team can have some changes due to the club’s transfer policy and the addition of young academy players.

It is not so easy to predict the club’s line up for the next year. Yet, it would be more difficult to say how Tottenham squad will look like in 2025.

Nevertheless, as the world football has been suspended and there are no games to watch, football.london has imagined the Spurs squad formation of the 2025/26 Premier League season.

Goalkeeper

Hugo Lloris will quit Tottenham at the age of 38 to end his career back in France, while Paulo Gazzaniga will leave the club in his early 30s after finding himself backed-up.

Tottenham could reach agreement on signing Ajax keeper Andre Onana, who will become their first choice goalkeeper the season before Lloris’ departure, with Brandon Austin battling for the spot after returning from a loan move to Aston Villa.

Academy player Josh Oluwayemi will be the third choice keeper.

Full-backs

As Mourinho predicted, Ryan Sessegnon finally developed from left-back position into a full-back, becoming ‘the new Ashley Cole’.

Dennis Cirkin will be very competitive back-up, with Ben Davies providing cover to both and in the centre.

On the right, Serge Aurier will move to AC Milan, while Tottenham will have already signed Norwich City’s Max Aaron. The latter will become the club’s first choice right-back.

Youcef Atal will compete with Aarons for the right-back position, while Kyle Walker-Peters will join Southampton with a permanent deal, after spending another season on loan at the club.

Centre-back

At the end of his contract, Toby Alderweireld will return to Ajax. Ahead of the 2025/26 the Dutch side will appoint their another former player Jan Vertonghen as the club manager.

Returning to Spurs, Japhet Tanganga will become a Premier League star, forming a powerful central combination with the experienced Davinson Sanchez.

Malachi Walcott will compete with the two centre-backs for his place, along with Welshman Davies.

Central midfield

Tottenham will sign Lille’s Boubakary in the summer of 2020. However, next season he will be struggling for a regular spot, with the presence of Harvey White from the academy and Gedson Fernandes. The club will accept a £55million bid from Harry Winks from Manchester City in the January of 2022.

Soumare will play in a midfield trio, including Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele. The latter is linked with the move to Real Madrid but as of yet Spurs have not made decision over his transfer.

Oliver Skipp will be six months into an 18-month loan at Wolves, while Eric Dier will move to Atletico Madrid, playing alongside his former team-mate Kieran Trippier.

Moussa Sissoko continued to be a big squad player for the club. However, he will have to end up coaching badges with the academy, after having his knee problem returned.

Attacking midfield

Steven Bergwijn will play a key role behind the strikers, following Dele Alli’s £140m departure to Barcelona in 2024.

The club supporters will urge to give J’Neil Bennett more playing time, with the player becoming the latest attacking academy product of the Spurs.

Jack Grealish will finally join the team in 2023, after three years at Leicester City, that had sold James Maddison to Manchester United.

Gareth Bale still continues to be linked with a return to his former side despite being 36 and earning £820,000 a week in the Chinese Super League.

After spending a couple of season on loan, Jack Clarke still will not find his place at Tottenham and will join Bournemouth with a permanent deal.

Son Heung-min, 33, will still be an important member of the team, contributing both in attacking midfield and up front. Erik Lamela will return to AC Milan and play under his former manager.

Strikers

Harry Kane will ignore the European club’s transfer offers, staying at Spurs and forming one of the best strike partnerships with Troy Parrott.

Lucas Moura will spent another couple of years at the club before returning home to Brazil and playing for his first club Sao Paulo.

Son and Bennett along with Bergwijn will back-up to the striker slots.

The starting line-up and bench for the opening match of the season

(4-3-1-2) Onana; Aarons, Sanchez, Tanganga, Sessegnon; Lo Celso, Soumare, Ndombele; Bergwijn; Kane, Parrott. Subs: Austin, Cirkin, Walcott, Gedson, White, Grealish, Son.

The manager

Mourinho did not quit after just three years. He remained for five-and-a-half years and won some trophies with the club, including FA Cups and League Cups and, finally, the Premier League titles in 2024 and 2025. The Champions League title remained out of reach despite several semi-final appearances.

At 62, Mourinho will leave the club to take a new appointment helm of Portugal, while the Spurs will announce Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

Source: Football London

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