‘Consider his options’: £37k-a-week Tottenham man could leave the club in January, meeting planned
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‘Consider his options’: £37k-a-week Tottenham man could leave the club in January, meeting planned

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has plenty of decisions to make on his squad in January.

He’ll be eyeing a few incomings, but will know that there are some players who need to move on.

A report from journalist Dean Jones, via Give Me Sport, has provided an update on one first team player.

Conte has struggled to give opportunities to a number of youngsters in the squad.

Bryan Gil’s frustrations mean he’s likely to leave on loan in January.

Japhet Tanganga is another player who has barely featured since his future was up in the summer during the summer.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato reported last month that Spurs have already set an asking price for Tanganga if he does leave in January.

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He’s not the only young defender who might be considering his future at Tottenham.

Since arriving in the summer from Middlesbrough, Djed Spence has barely had a look in under Conte.

He’s made three last-minute appearances in the Premier League, and one brief cameo in the Carabao Cup.

Jones now believes Spence could leave Spurs on loan in January, and has a meeting planned with his manager.

Spence could leave on loan in January

Speaking to Give Me Sport about the young full-back’s future, Jones said:  “They’re going to have a chat about that soon. He will consider his options and what might be best for him.

“Beyond that, I think it is a bit too soon to be contemplating who else might come in.”

The £37,000-a-week defender has been competing with Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty for minutes all season.

Conte was always going to struggle to give all three players the game time they wanted.

Journalist Alasdair Gold believes Tottenham aren’t currently planning on letting Spence leave in January.

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It’s hard to see the benefit of Spence spending another six months on the bench at Spurs.

Unless Conte promotes Spence up the pecking order, this season will be a wasted one for the England under-21 international.

Spence was given the opportunity to impress in a new position during the mid-season break on the left.

However, he faces the same problem there with Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon both competing for that role.

Spence will want reassurances that he’s made the right choice heading to north London in the summer.

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