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Tottenham endured a poor start to the season playing eleven games and winning just three of them. They lost Carabao Cup fixture to a League Two club Colchester United with penalties and suffered a humiliating 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in their second Champions League match week.
Spurs moved down to the 9th place in the Premier League table having just eleven points since the last match week 3-0 loss to Brighton.
After last season’s success, when Spurs made it to the Champions League final, everyone expected even more from Lilywhites this season. But, unfortunately, everything doesn’t go so well for Tottenham.
The Times reports, there are five players Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino would want to sell this January.
Eric Dier: The English International has been out of favour during Spurs’ difficult start to the season. He made his first league appearance in the 3-0 loss to Brighton and couldn’t manage to impress with his performance. Dier joined Tottenham in July 2014 for €5 million.
Christian Eriksen: Eriksen has a contract expiring next summer and reportedly, he is not intended to sign a new deal with Spurs. The Danish midfielder has been linked to a number of clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United. He left Ajax for Tottenham in 2013 for €13.5 million.
Serge Aurier: Aurier starting in the defence in the Champions League 7-2 defeat to Bayern was kind of a surprise as he was sent off in the first half of 2-1 win over Southampton. He was criticized for his poor performances and former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan described him as reckless and someone that gets caught out of position all the time. He came to Tottenham in 2017 from Paris Saint-Germain for €25 million.
Victor Wanyama: The Kenyan midfielder played just two matches with Tottenham this season: 2-1 loss to Leicester City and 2-1 win over his former club Southampton. He joined Spurs in 2016 for €14.4 million.
Danny Rose: The England international has been tipped to move away previously. He was linked with several clubs including Everton and Leeds United. He started in seven Premier League fixtures this season and missed Spurs’ latest match against Brighton. Rose was previously on loan in Sunderland and returned to Tottenham in 2013.