Report: 10 Spurs players up for sale this summer

Could all three of these players be with different clubs next year? - Laurence Griffiths

A British tabloid is reporting that as many as ten Spurs players will be put on the market during this summer's transfer window. And that doesn't include Gareth Bale.

England's tabloid newspaper The Metro is reporting that Tottenham Hotspur will make ten players available for sale in this summer's transfer window, which opens on Monday, July 1.

The report indicates that Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor – i.e. the entire striking corps from last season – are both up for sale, along with Andros Townsend, Iago Falque, Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Bognani Khumalo, Gomes, and Brad Friedel.

Keep things in perspective here – this is a tabloid story with no quotes, so there's a certain element of transfer-rumor #batcountry in play. However, it would not surprise me in the slightest if Spurs wouldn't listen to offers for any and/or all of these players. Players like Townsend, Huddlestone, and Assou-Ekotto are known to be on the radars of other clubs. Others like Khumalo and Gomes are want-away players who have no future in the side. More interesting, however, are the players that are NOT included in this report, players like Danny Rose, Clint Dempsey, Kyle Naughton, and Jake Livermore.

Obviously it'd be very surprising if all ten players are sold this offseason, and that's unlikely to happen at any rate. This is just an indication that these are players that Spurs are willing to part with if the price is right. Selling a few of these players may also help raise funds for new signings, one hopes. After all, we can't go into the new season with NO strikers on the roster, right? RIGHT?

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