As per journalist Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic (Twitter), Tottenham Hotspur managing director Fabio Paratici is on the verge of green lighting yet another N17 exit with Dennis Cirkin’s sale to Sunderland ‘expected to go through’.
The Lowdown: Spurs summer sales…
In a major rebuild, Paratici has been tasked with developing Tottenham’s on-field sporting operations and overseeing their sell-to-buy summer ahead of Nuno Espirito Santo’s debut season in charge of the club.
Already, Spurs have successfully offloaded the likes of Erik Lamela, Juan Foyth, Joe Hart and Toby Alderweireld for profit whilst letting Danny Rose and Paulo Gazzaniga leave on free transfers.
Football Insider recently broke news of Sunderland’s talks to sign Cirkin from Spurs in yet another player who could be departing and the development has now been backed by Eccleshare.
The Latest: Cirkin ‘expected’ to leave Spurs…
As per the reporter, writing on Twitter, Spurs’ promising talent may be next to leave north London on a permanent deal as the Black Cats swoop in.
Despite being largely recognised as a ‘real talent’ and one who has been tipped to become a ‘real star’ for the Lilywhites one day (Twitter), the 19-year-old’s sale to Sunderland is still ‘expected to go through’.
It is not clear whether this permanent exit includes a potential buy-back option, or at the very least a sell-on clause, but Spurs supporters may be hoping that is the case.
The Verdict: Big loss…
Hailed as a young player with ‘a lot of quality’ by former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho after his appointment in 2019, news of Cirkin’s departure apparently hasn’t gone down too well with a large section of fans (Football Insider).
Sunderland are also said to be confident of finalising Cirkin’s signing in the next few days as Tottenham bid a likely farewell to the teenager with bags of potential.
If the left-back goes on to become a star defender, this may be a move Spurs will look back on with some regret. One would hope Paratici has been clever enough to include some form of buy-back clause.
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