Our Tottenham fans here in the Transfer Tavern remain hugely impressed by the job Mauricio Pochettino has done this season.

The Spurs squad is one of the most exciting around in the Premier League with them playing great attacking football and combining it with strong defensive capabilities.

Then, when you throw into the mix that the average age of the squad is one of the lowest around you get a side that is surely only going to get better over the coming years.

They’ll need to qualify for the Champions League to carry that journey on, of course, but it appears that Nabil Bentaleb will not be a part of that.

The midfielder could make his deal at Schalke permanent providing he plays this weekend according to The Daily Mail and it seems likely that will come to pass.

Our landlord thinks Spurs are making a mistake in potentially letting him go, though, and here are three reasons why…