Next summer, five members of Ange Postecoglou’s current Tottenham team will be eligible to leave N17 as free agents.
Even if life under Ange Postecoglou has been off to such a great start, Tottenham still has a lot more to accomplish in the forthcoming transfer windows. Spurs need to make sure they regularly challenge for a top-four berth after a few of extremely frustrating seasons in north London, and they shouldn’t keep switching between the available European leagues.
The Tottenham manager stated last month that he needs a few more transfer windows to transform Spurs into the team he desires. Tottenham may look to add more players to their roster in the upcoming transfer windows after only selling five players on long-term contracts in the summer.
As the team makes plans for the future, it is important to keep an eye on player contracts because five players will be eligible to leave on free transfers next summer, which chairman Daniel Levy will want to avoid. Here, we examine the five players who might be free agents in 2024, leaving Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with nothing.
After suffering an ACL tear in his right knee during non-contact training last month, Perisic may have already played his last match for Tottenham.He is likely to miss the rest of the season as a result of this injury.
In the first few games of the season, he more than established his value to Postecoglou and Spurs, so his absence is a serious setback. In their 2-0 victory over Manchester United in August, the Croat contributed with two assists and also played a significant role in Lisandro Martinez’s own goal, albeit he may not have played as many minutes as he would have liked because he had to get acclimated to a role off the bench.
The veteran, who will turn 35 at the beginning of February, has very little chance of receiving a contract extension as Postecoglou and Spurs look to the future. It is a harsh way for him to leave Tottenham after contributed so much at the start of this season if he is going to miss the rest of the campaign due to injury.
Despite having stated at the start of the summer that he intended to move on and accept a new challenge, Lloris is still a member of the Tottenham team. initial to the summer transfer deadline, a deal never materialized, and in the end, despite initial concerns about his position in the team, Spurs registered him as a member of their 25-man Premier League party.
Lloris has continued to train with Spurs but has not been called up to the matchday squad thus far this season. If the proper offer comes along, he may leave the football team in January. If not, his lengthy relationship with Tottenham will come to an end in the summer.
Dier is another seasoned player who appears destined to move on at the end of the current campaign. The England international, who was once a dependable starter for the Lilywhites, has yet to play a single game this season.
Due to Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven’s form, opportunities in the first team for the player are going to be incredibly difficult to come by with no cup games on the horizon until Spurs enter the third round of the FA Cup in January. Dier would be able to choose which clubs to join next summer if he left at the conclusion of his contract, and he would probably receive a significant signing-on fee because he will be joining his new team for free.
Tottenham has a good supply of goalkeepers right now, but three of them will have contracts expiring in the summer of 2019. One of them is Forster, who agreed to a two-year deal after relocating to the capital in June 2022.
Given that he is a very seasoned goalkeeper and a capable backup for Guglielmo Vicario, it makes sense for Spurs to prolong his existing contracts.
The third and final goalkeeper at Tottenham whose contract expires in the summer is Austin. The academy grad’s chances of playing for the first team are, to put it mildly, remote because he is currently third-choice behind Vicario and Forster.
Austin, 24, will eventually want to go for the sake of his own career, even though it could be advantageous for Tottenham to retain him around so that they have enough coverage between the posts. Austin has only ever played on loan with Viborg and Orlando, so he has very little first-team experience to his name. The summer of 2024 may be the ideal moment to rectify that.