Mauricio Pochettino is planning a January clear out of his under-performing Tottenham squad following the club’s disappointing start to the new season.
Pochettino’s side have struggled in the opening weeks of the new campaign, exiting the Carabao Cup at the hands of League Two Colchester before suffering humiliating defeats to both Bayern Munich and Brighton over the past week.
Having grown frustrated at his side’s below-par displays, Pochettino is now ready to sanction the sales of several under-performing stars as he bids to revive the clubs fortunes.
According to the Times, England midfielder Eric Dier is believed to head a list of players who will be made available, with the 25-year-old having fallen out-of-favour and performed poorly in his first league start of the season in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Brighton.
Unsettled playmaker Christian Eriksen will also be allowed to leave, the Danish international having entered the final year of his contract in North London and has shown no interest in extending his stay at the club, with Manchester United and Real Madrid supposedly interested.
Elsewhere, the club will also welcome offers for the likes of Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama and Danny Rose, the trio having all been expected to depart the club in the summer before failing to secure moves away.
Pochettino hopes the clear out will lift the negativity currently surrounding the club, as the Argentine bids to freshen up his squad as they look to improve on their stuttering early-season showings.