Tottenham boss issues stark warning to wantaway stars: ‘You’re free to leave’

first_img 2 Dembele, Alderweireld and Rose were all linked with leaving Tottenham – but stayed and are expected to play big roles for the club this season And Pochettino has made it clear he will not beg any of his players to stay, insisted they have plenty of talented youngsters in their academy to fill any wantaway star’s place.“I am not a person who is going to convince players to stay or not stay,” said Pochettino on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Watford.“If they want to leave, they want to leave. The players who don’t want to stay can leave. I’m not going to convince people to stay who don’t want to.“It’s not a problem if we lose one or two or three. Because we have plenty of players in the academy, no problem.“I am more than happy to keep all the players and I am more than happy if they leave, and we play with the under-23s. It’s not a problem, I promise you. Not a problem for me.” Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino has issued his squad with a blunt warning: ‘The players who don’t want to stay can leave”.A number of Spurs players were linked with leaving the club this summer, but most ended up staying in north London.center_img 2 Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose were the two most strongly connected to moves away, with Manchester United big fans of the Belgium centre-back and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly interested in a loan deal for the Englishman.However, both stayed and both started for Spurs as they put Manchester United to the sword in a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford last week.Midfielder Mousa Dembele, who is in the final year of his contract, was also claimed to be on his way out, but remains in the Tottenham squad – he played the full 90 minutes against United.With the summer transfer window now well and truly closed, that trio – as well as any other player looking to leave, like striker Vincent Janssen, who hasn’t even been issued with a squad number as he recovers from foot surgery, winger Georges-Kévin N’Koudou and frontman Fernando Llorente – will have to wait until at least January if they want their move.last_img

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