After what has been hailed as “the greatest mistake by Spurs” after releasing Harry Redknapp as Tottenham manager, is it a blessing in disguise for the forgotten men of Redknapp’s reign, including Gomes, Bentley and Dos Santos?
Earlier in the season, all 3 players were said to have been linked to a move away from White Hart Lane: Gomes to PSV for £7 million, Bentley to Aston Villa, West Ham or the MLS for fee of around £4 million, and finally Dos Santos to Wigan or Swansea for £5.5 million.
Now 6 months on since the last transfer window and the dismissal of their long term enemy, will they still leave?
Whilst Bentley is very likely to leave with other midfielders such as Pienaar or even Rose being more favoured to play, therefore being unable to offer first team football, the futures of the other two are much more complicated.
Gomes for example was first choice for Harry during Tottenham’s Premier League campaign prior to their Champions League season, and during that season too.
However, due to a series of bloopers, it has led to Gomes not featuring in any game this past season and sometimes even missed out on a spot on the bench. However, Gomes announced earlier today that until the new manager has been announced, he will not decide what to do after his “worst season” playing profession football.
What about Dos Santos however? The former Barcelona player was signed in 2008 by Juande Ramos before he was sacked and has rarely seen any game time since. The young winger has had no Champions League experience and little experience in other competitions too. He has been said to have a bad attitude which led to the falling out of Dos Santos and the former Spurs manager, but why would he stay at Spurs?
The Mexican has less than one year on his contract so Spurs will need to decide quickly what to do with him if they want to create a profit on this deal. One thing for certain however, the new Spurs manager will have a lot of thinking to do about the future of Redknapp’s rejects, including: Bentley, Gomes, Dos Santos, Jenas and Pienaar.
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