Danny Rose tipped to make his Tottenham exit and Jose Mourinho faces contract dilemma
Here are your Tottenham Hotspur headlines for the morning of Thursday October 15, according to football.london.
The Tottenham goalkeeping dilemma facing Jose Mourinho this season
Tottenham Hotspur haven’t needed to enter the transfer market for a new first choice goalkeeper for a long time, which is testament to the longevity of club captain Hugo Lloris.
However, as football.london’s James Piercy details, Spurs are facing a looming goalkeeping dilemma, with Lloris along with Paolo Gazzaniga, Joe Hart and Alfie Whiteman all set to be out of contract in 2022.
This presents Tottenham with a unique situation, with all four senior goalkeepers at the club set to be out of contract at the same time.
Spurs have time to assess all four and come to a decision on whether to offer any of them new contracts to keep them at the club beyond 2022, but Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy must start preparing for some difficult calls.
Bruno Fernandes has lost faith in Manchester United boss after Spurs thrashing
Tottenham Hotspur played a role in changing Bruno Fernandes’ mind on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amid reports the Portuguese midfielder has lost faith in the Manchester United manager.
Fernandes was withdrawn at half time of United’s humiliating 6-1 home defeat to Spurs before the international break, with the 26-year-old reportedly questioning the manager’s tactics for the match.
“There is a sense from top level players who have had experience with some of the best coaches in the world that he [Solskjaer] is not world class or top of his field,” football journalist Duncan Castles said on the Transfer Window Podcast .
“And therefore the club is being held back by that and the worry for him is that feeling has now spread to arguably the best player in the team – Bruno Fernandes.
“We saw in Man United’s last game that he was substituted at half-time. There has been reports about what he was saying on his way into the dressing room at half-time.”
Former Spurs goalkeeper says high-earner will leave club before deadline
Paul Robinson says Danny Rose will “definitely” leave Tottenham Hotspur before Friday’s
Championship transfer deadline with the left back on the periphery of Jose Mourinho’s squad.
Rose spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle United and is into the final year of his contract at Spurs, but has fallen down the pecking order since Mourinho came into the North London club.
The 30-year-old can still leave Spurs for a Championship side before Friday and former goalkeeper Robinson says that will happen.
“The writing is on the wall for Danny Rose given that he has not got a squad number this season,” he told Football Insider . “I think he will see him move on and I am surprised that Newcastle did not sign him this summer because he did quite well there last season.
“Wherever he goes, he will do well. He is a top player, I like him, I rate him. He just does not fit in Jose’s plans and Jose does not want him around. I think he will move before the deadline, whether that be to Middlesborough or wherever it may be. He is definitely one that will be leaving.”