Tottenham set to allow Bryan Gil and Djed Spence to leave in January - report
Tottenham are set to allow Bryan Gil and Djed Spence to leave the club in January as Antonio Conte continues to rebuild his squad, according to the Evening Standard.
Spurs brought in six first-team players during the summer window and currently sit third in the Premier League, needing one win to secure qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
But the team have faced criticism for their performances in recent weeks and Conte is set to be allowed to make more changes during the winter window to get the squad where he wants it to be.
According to a report [25 October], the club will allow Japhet Tanganga and Bryan Gil to leave the club in the new year in order to be able to bring in new faces, with loan moves most likely for both.
The Italian coach will also have a decision to make on Spece, who was a club-signing from Middlesbrough in the summer but is yet to start a game for the club and is behind Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty and Ivan Perisic in the pecking order at right wing-back.
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The future seemed bright in north London when Gil arrived in a surprise transfer from Valencia, but he never really made any sort of impact here in his minimal game time.
It’s no surprise that he is considered to be surplus to requirements now with Lucas Moura, Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski and Heung-Min Son ahead of him in the pecking order for the wide positions.
As for Spece there has been a clamour for him to be given a chance after he shone so brightly to get Nottingham Forest promoted last season, but Conte made it quite clear that it wasn’t his signing.
That immediately showed red flags for the youngster and he has been restricted to minimal minutes in a Spurs shirt ever since.
A loan would allow him to play regularly and continue to develop, while Spurs keep him on the books having parted with around £15m to beat off competition from other Premier League clubs.
In other Tottenham news, Alex Barker feels that Spence isn’t ready for Premier League football