Tottenham Announce the Departure of Four First-Team Players

Tottenham have released some of their first-team players ahead of a busy summer transfer window under manager Ange Postecoglou
Tottenham narrowly missed out on a Champions League spot in 2023/24.
Tottenham narrowly missed out on a Champions League spot in 2023/24. / Morgan Hancock/GettyImages

Despite not qualifying for the Champions League Tottenham Hotspur impressed everyone with their swashbuckling style of football and are now taking the necessary measures to improve the team further. As a part of this, they have released four players whom they consider surplus to requirements.

Summer Clearout Beguns at Tottenham

Japhet Tanganga, Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier, and Ivan Perisic were the four players to be released after their contract with the club expired this month. This will help reduce the wage bill for the North London club. Spurs will now scan the market to fill the voids left by the departing players.

Eric Dier was sent on loan to Bayern Munich for the last six months of his contract and now looks set to continue at the German club after impressing in defence. He was instrumental in helping Bayern progress to the Champions League Semifinals. The English international will remain at Bayern
until 2025 after his contract was extended.

Ryan Sessegnon arrived at Tottenham from Fulham full of promise in a deal worth £25 million. He had won the EFL Championship Player of the Year(2017/18) and was destined for greatness. But things haven't progressed in the desired direction. Recurring injuries, especially to the hamstring, forced him to miss a huge chunk of games almost every season and have affected his career. He has made just 86 club appearances in the last five years.

Academy graduate Japhet Tanganga who made his league debut under Jose Mourinho was also released by Spurs along with Croatian international Ivan Perisic. Tanganga served loan spells at FC Augsburg and Millwall. Perisic was brought to Tottenham by Antonio Conte on a free transfer.

On the transfer front, Tottenham are looking at options to bolster their midfield. The club manager Ange Postecoglou has identified Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher as the right man for his team. Chelsea are demanding more than £50 million for the midfielder. Postecoglou is also looking to bring Crystal Palace player Eberechi Eze to North London next season.