Ange Postecoglou eager to trim Tottenham squad after James Maddison health increase

Tottenham are set to have James Maddison match for Saturday’s journey to Bournemouth, however head coach Ange Postecoglou has fired a warning to the gamers on the fringes of his bloated squad.

Maddison skilled for the primary time this week on Friday after he sat out various classes with a sore ankle sustained throughout final weekend’s spectacular 2-0 win over Manchester United.

Spurs have handed minutes to 18 members of their squad throughout the opening two Premier League video games of the season however face a busy closing week of the summer time switch window, with outgoings a precedence for the membership.

Offers will likely be listened to for former captain Hugo Lloris, Djed Spence, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon and Tanguy Ndombele whereas Davinson Sanchez, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Bryan Gil might exit if the best bid is available in.

Youngsters Alfie Devine and Troy Parrott have departed on mortgage to Port Vale and Excelsior Rotterdam respectively throughout the previous 24 hours, however Tottenham nonetheless have 31 gamers aged 21 or over and might want to submit an inventory of 25 to the Premier League on September 13.

“At the moment you can see by doing the maths, we have got too many players,” Postecoglou mentioned.

“In terms of when we submit our final list, there will be guys here who won’t be on that list if nothing changes so I am pretty sure that will change.

“From now until the end of the window I am sure there will be some movement.”

Postecoglou was requested particularly if Lloris might stay on the membership regardless of the Frenchman stating again in June his want for a brand new problem.

The Australian didn’t utterly rule it out however referenced the actual fact Guglielmo Vicario is his primary and Fraser Forster will likely be his back-up goalkeeper.

He added: “You can’t just have any number of players you want. There is a list and it is unlikely we will have three goalkeepers on our final Premier League list.”

Spurs look set to be boosted by Maddison’s presence for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off at Bournemouth regardless of fears of a possible harm lay-off.

The summer time signing left Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on crutches and in a protecting boot final Saturday evening after he took a blow to his ankle throughout a problem with Manchester United’s Antony within the second-half.

But Postecoglou mentioned: “Madders trained today unrestricted. We’ll see how he pulls up but at this stage it looks like he will be available. We’ll assess how he feels but, yeah, he trained.

“I think it was the incident when (Cristian) Romero got brought down. He had a shot and it was a block-tackle. His ankle was a bit sore after that but the medical team looked after him.

“There was no real push to have him available. It was down to him.

“People would have seen him in a moon boot but it was more precautionary. He has felt good and probably could have trained yesterday.

“He trained today unrestricted, so obviously nothing serious.”

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