Man City meeting, major injury blow: How Tottenham’s 12 outgoings are getting on


Tottenham are coming closer to the end of yet another transfer window and so far their only departures have been four academy players.

With incomings and outgoings needed to help Antonio Conte with the final months of the season, Spurs fans will hope it’s a busy final few days of the window.

The Lilywhites’ eight summer outgoings continue to have a mixture of experiences with both their clubs and countries, whilst the few January departures have already faced some struggles.

From awards to changes in position, takes a look at how the 12 departures are getting on at their new clubs.

Toby Alderweireld

Alderweireld continues to be included in Al-Duhail’s starting XI, missing out on just one league game so far this season and playing 90 minutes in all but two of those he has featured in.

His new side are currently second in the Qatar Stars League but are four points behind first place Al Sadd, who also have three games in hand.

The Belgian international has been playing in the centre-back role in a back four he often played in for Tottenham, alongside Jan Vertonghen.

Moussa Sissoko and Danny Rose

Both former Spurs players made the move to Watford and their new side are currently second bottom in the Premier League, only winning four of their 20 matches so far this season.

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Sissoko is continuing to thrive at his new club, still with the captain’s armband and he has played 90 minutes every match he has featured in for The Hornets apart from in his first, which was against his former side.

Rose has had a completely opposite time since his move. He has made just nine appearances so far this season and not been included in the last five matchday squads.

Sky Sports reported earlier this month that Rose has been told he won’t play again for Watford and they will look to offload him during the transfer window.

The Hornets have just appointed Roy Hodgson as their new manager but with two defensive signings already made in January, it could be the end of the 31 year old’s short time at his new club.

Erik Lamela

Lamela had made 16 appearances for Sevilla, scoring four goals and registering two assists before he picked up a shoulder injury in November, resulting in an operation at the end of last year.

The Spanish side are currently second in La Liga and four points behind league leaders Real Madrid, after 22 games.

The Argentine has been out of action ever since but has still been using social media to interact with fans and support his side.

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It hasn’t been all doom and gloom for Lamela as he was awarded the Puskas Award 2021 this month, for his Rabona goal against Arsenal last year.

The 29-year-old took to Instagram after he was given the award and said: “It’s an honour to receive this award and I wanted to share it with all the people who always give me strength with their messages to inspire me and fight day by day.

“Thank you to my family for always being there…”

Joe Hart

Hart has become a key part of the Celtic squad who are currently second in the Scottish Premiership, four points behind rivals Rangers after 22 games.

The 34-year-old has played every league game since his arrival, apart from two over the Christmas period, which he missed out on due to injury.

In October, the shot stopper explained that he had already begun learning what was expected of him, from manager Ange Postecoglou

“I’m trying to understand what he wants from me as best I can, that’s for other people to judge but I feel good in shirt at the moment and I want that to continue,” Hart said.

Tottenham loanee, Cameron Carter-Vickers, is also finding success at the Scottish club with the defender making 26 appearances for Celtic so far this season, scoring two league goals and registering an assist.

Joe Hart has become a key player for Celtic so far this season.
Joe Hart has become a key player for Celtic so far this season.

Juan Foyth & Serge Aurier

Both players made the move to Villarreal in the summer and are another duo who have had differing starts to their time at their new club.

The Spanish side are currently seventh in La Liga, after winning eight of their opening 22 matches this season.

Aurier has struggled to get regular starts at his new club, although played 90 minutes in their 5-0 victory over Levante, after recovering from a hip injury.

The defender had more success playing for his country in the Africa Cup of Nations competition, which they were knocked out of after a winning penalty for Egypt, scored by Mohamed Salah.

The 29-year-old made three appearances for Ivory Coast during the competition, being handed the captain’s armband in two games.

When his side played Sierra Leone, Badra Ali Sangare picked up an injury in the closing minutes of the game and it forced Aurier to play in goal for his country although luckily, he didn’t have much to do with not long left in the game.

Foyth has had more luck with his new side, making 15 league appearances so far this season, although injury issues have caused a stop start beginning to the campaign.

The 24-year-old came off after 75 minutes in Villarreal’s defeat to Elche with some muscle discomfort and wasn’t included in the matchday squad for their most recent fixture.

Paulo Gazzaniga

Gazzaniga is still struggling to get game time for Fulham, as he is second in the pecking order to shot stopper Marek Rodak.

His side are top of the Championship table, five points ahead of second place Blackburn and with a game in hand.

The 30-year-old did play 120 minutes in Fulham’s FA Cup tie against Bristol City, which they won 1-0 after a 105th minute goal and they will take a trip to the Etihad Stadium to play Man City in the next round.

Academy outgoings

Dilan Markanday

After making 14 Premier League 2 appearances for the Tottenham U23s this season, scoring 12 goals and registering five assists, Markanday made the permanent move to Blackburn Rovers.

football.londonunderstands there is a large sell-on clause for the 20-year-old and he was hoping for a successful start to his new chapter with the Championship side.

However after playing just 22 minutes for his new side, the winger has sustained a hamstring injury that he will need to have surgery on, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

Nile John,Jack Clarke,Kion Etete

Spurs’ academy have sent three of their starlets off on loan so far this month.

After Etete was recalled from his loan at Northampton Town, he was the first to make the move this month and has made one appearance in League One for his new side, Cheltenham Town.

Both John and Clarke made temporary moves to their new clubs this week, with the latter’s loan move to Sunderland being confirmed on Wednesday and John’s temporary exit to Charlton being confirmed on Thursday.

In the final few days of the January transfer window Tottenham will expect a couple of fresh faces in N17, but that could also mean some more outgoings too.

Source by Football London

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