Punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern are moving excitedly over from the pool table and over to the bar.
Whilst once upon a time they may have done this for free shots, the reason behind it today is that our landlord is holding a discussion about young players that Tottenham Hotspur let go of way too easily.
The club now have a huge pool of talent to pick from, there is no denying that, but once upon a time, they were most certainly a deeply inferior force in North London and did not have the cash to splash as they do nowadays.
As one of our punters quips, we may have thought that this would have meant that they looked after their young stars more carefully, and made completely sure that they did not have a future at the club before letting them leave.
As our landlord notes however, like all clubs, they made some big mistakes.
Whilst the list is no where near as long as the one Manchester United are guilty of, Spurs certainly have some young players who they allowed to leave rather prematurely.
With that in mind, we sit down with our refilled pints and come up with a list of five players Spurs let leave too soon.
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