Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has made an ‘unexpected’ exit claim as he shares who could leave the club this summer.
The Lowdown: Tottenham exodus looming?
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is allegedly plotting a major overhaul with as many as six summer signings on his agenda, including a reserve goalkeeper, right-wing-back, centre-back, two midfielders and a forward (The Telegraph).
The Latest: Gold makes ‘unexpected’ claim…
The 29-year-old has enjoyed impressive displays at points over 2021/2022 with Conte even calling him an important member of the squad.
However, the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski in January has seen Lucas relegated to the bench and the possible signing of more attackers throws his future into disrepute.
The Verdict: Stick or twist?
We believe now could be the time to part ways with the Brazilian, despite enjoying some absolutely huge moments at the club.
Approaching 30 and the twilight phase of his career, time is running out for Spurs to command a decent fee for his services, with Lucas’ contract also set to expire in two years.
Saying goodbye will be a difficult one for both supporters and Conte. According to WhoScored, Lucas can still provide a real attacking threat, having averaged more successful take-ons per 90 than any Spurs player in the Premier League this season.
However, his age and lack of starts over the second half of 2021/2022 arguably push him further to the exit door.
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