Postecoglou 'prepares to axe at least 10 Spurs players' in proper clearout

 It looks like there's going to be plenty of comings and goings on the white side of north London this summer, with reports claiming 10 or more players will need to leave

Postecoglou 'prepares to axe at least 10 Spurs players' in proper clearout

New Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou is reportedly set to oversee a clear-out of more than 10 players.

It's shaping up to be a major overhaul at Spurs this summer, with several incomings expected and plenty more outgoings required. Postecoglou has inherited an inflated first-team squad of 28 senior players.

With no European football next season, The Athletic claim that number needs to be trimmed down to 20 or less. The most notable potential departure is that of club captain Hugo Lloris.

The France goalkeeper, 36, has just a year left on his contract in north London and is likely going to be replaced in between the sticks by Guglielmo Vicario, whose £17m arrival from Empoli is imminent.

Also on the chopping block are defenders Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga, Joe Rodon and Sergio Reguilon, as well as Ivan Perisic, who was very much an Antonio Conte signing last summer.

Harry Winks could be leaving for good following his spell at Sampdoria last season, while young midfielder Alfie Devine is expected to depart on loan.

The final two names touted for the exit door are Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele, who both look to have no future at the club.

It's said Postecoglou will, however, afford every player a clean slate at the start of pre-season training, and it will be him who has the final say on transfers.

One of the priority signings of a goalkeeper has already been ticked off with Vicario. Tottenham are also after two centre-backs, with Daily Star Sport exclusively revealing on Saturday (June 24) they're on the verge of signing Bayer Leverkusen's Edmond Tapsoba for £25m.

Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo, Wolfsburg's Micky van de Ven and Crystal Palace's Marc Guehi have been identified as other options to reinforce what was a leaky defence last season.

A creative midfielder is being targeted too. James Maddison is the No. 1 choice in that department, but his £60m price tag is currently deemed too steep. A wide forward may also be brought in, such as Maddison's Leicester team-mate Harvey Barnes.

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