Tanguy Ndombele and 10 Tottenham players free to leave in 2025 as Ange Postecoglou plots changes

Tanguy Ndombele will soon return to Tottenham from his Galatasaray loan spell
Tanguy Ndombele will soon return to Tottenham from his Galatasaray loan spell -Credit:Ahmad Mora/Getty Images

It's set to be a pivotal summer at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Ange Postecoglou and Johan Lange look set to make big changes to the Spurs squad. Starting the season so well but with the team's form tailing off in recent months, the head coach will be determined to ensure that is not the case next campaign.

Prior to last weekend's 4-2 defeat at Liverpool, Postecoglou opened up on change needing to happen at the club if they are to be successful in their journey in the months and years ahead.

“We need change, change has to happen," stated the 58-year-old. "You can’t want to alter your course, and quite dramatically for this club because we went down a certain direction and now we’re pivoting to a whole different direction, and expect the same people are going to be on that…It’s just not going to happen, so…

"We’ve had two windows and we’ve had some development of players, for sure, but when I say we’ve still got a long way to go, that’s what I’m talking about. We can’t be there yet because it’s impossible to say you’re going to have drastic change and yet expect everyone to be on that journey. It’s not for the want of’s just that we’re going to play a certain way, we’re going to train a certain way and we’re going to have a certain mindset, and that’s not for everyone.

"And the same way, whether it’s Liverpool or Arsenal, if you look at the beginning of their journeys, by the time they win the competition or have success, the team’s almost unrecognisable. That’s the reality, if you change. If you’re staying on the same course, of course, or a similar course…but we’ve done a major pivot here, so that definitely is the case, yeah.”

So with Postecoglou and Tottenham set to make some key decisions over players ahead of the 2024/25 term, have taken a look at the players who will soon enter the final 12 months of their respective contracts and what could come next.

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Fraser Forster

Forster committed his future to Tottenham for a further 12 months back in December after penning a new deal until the summer of 2025. The experienced goalkeeper is currently on the sidelines due to a fractured foot and has not featured in a matchday squad since the win over Brighton & Hove Albion in early February.

The time will probably be right to look for a younger deputy for Guglielmo Vicario come the end of Forster's contract in 12 months' time as he will be 37 years of age.

Alfie Whiteman

Whiteman really is at the age where he needs to be featuring week in, week out. That is unfortunately something Tottenham cannot offer him as he is fourth choice behind Vicario, Forster and Brandon Austin as things stand.

The shot-stopper's homegrown status will help Tottenham out massively next season when it comes to naming their Premier League and European squads, though.

Japhet Tanganga

Tanganga's future will become clear in the months ahead. Following such a frustrating spell in Germany with Augsburg at the beginning of the season, the versatile defender bounced back and played a major role in Millwall retaining their Championship status in the second part of the campaign.

Someone who was not in Postecoglou's plans for the season, a permanent exit will more than likely happen over the summer with Tottenham set to make some key changes to their playing squad. There should be plenty of interest in his services after such a good spell at The Den where he demonstrated that he can play consistent football after his previous injury woes.

Joe Rodon

The regular Championship season may have ended but Rodon and Leeds United will be involved in the end-of-season play-offs with a place in the Premier League up for grabs. The West Yorkshire club go into their semi-final showdown against Norwich City in a bad run of form and their terrible record in the play-offs in previous years is well documented.

With Leeds wanting to make his move permanent after a fine season on loan at Elland Road, promotion to the Premier League could hold the key to Rodon signing a long-term deal with Daniel Farke's side. Regardless of what happens with Leeds over the next few weeks, Rodon should have a number of suitors come the summer and that will hopefully see Tottenham receive a decent fee in the process.

Ben Davies

This summer will see Davies complete a decade in the capital following his move from Swansea City in 2014. As part of the changes Postecoglou and Tottenham want to make in the months ahead, the head coach will have a decision to make over Davies.

The Welshman is not a starter in his strongest team and this summer could be the ideal time to cash in on him due to his contract status. If he is to stay, the 31-year-old will once again provide valuable cover at centre-back and left-back.

Sergio Reguilon

Reguilon's time at Tottenham looks set to come to an end this summer. Another not in Postecoglou's thinking for the season and allowed to depart, the Spaniard started the campaign on loan at Manchester United but he is now playing his football with Brentford.

The left-back has fared well during his time with the Bees, registering four assists in his 14 appearances for the club. Thomas Frank's side may indeed want to move for him permanently this summer going on his impressive performances, with others likely to be interested in the 27-year-old.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Remaining at the club last summer despite so much speculation about a permanent exit, Hojbjerg looks a certainty to move on for good. The Dane has proved to be a key figure off the bench time and time again for Tottenham in the 2023/24 campaign but he's getting nowhere near the regular starts he wants.

Restricted to only seven starts in the Premier League, Hojbjerg really could do with a fresh start just so he can get back to featuring week in, week out. There should be plenty of interest in the midfielder and Tottenham should be able to bring in a decent fee for the experienced player.

Tanguy Ndombele

Daniel Levy and Tottenham are going to have another challenge on their hands this summer when it comes to Ndombele. Currently on loan in Turkey with Galatasaray, the 27-year-old has been an unused substitute in five of their last six league games and he has played a grand total of 661 minutes across 26 appearances in all competitions.

It has been another thoroughly disappointing loan move for Ndombele, following on from underwhelming loan spells with Napoli and Lyon. Clubs just aren't going to be queueing up for the player and that may make things tricky for Spurs.

Tottenham will be hoping to sell the ex-Lyon man this summer but it could be the following year when he departs for nothing at the end of his contract unless a resolution is found.

Giovani Lo Celso

One player Tottenham should have no problem moving on is Lo Celso. The Argentina international has fared well in his game time this season but Postecoglou seems hesitant to give him a start from the off or an increase in minutes despite the struggles of others.

Always linked with a return to Spain following his previous spells in La Liga with Real Betis and Villarreal, plenty of clubs should be interested in signing the midfielder ahead of next season. Lo Celso is another player who Tottenham can sell for a decent fee.

Son Heung-min

Last signing a deal with the club in July 2021, Son's current contract expires in 2025 but it is believed that Tottenham hold an option to extend his deal by a further year. In essence, that means Son is contracted to the club until 2026 at the earliest.

Many will be hoping that fresh terms can be agreed on and he can extend his stay in N17 beyond 2026.

Troy Parrott

Parrott has enjoyed quite the season in the Eredivisie with Excelsior Rotterdam, registering eight goals and four assists in his 23 league appearances. Set to return to Hotspur Way this summer, a decision will have to be made over what comes next for the Republic of Ireland international.

After such a good year in the Netherlands, Spurs shouldn't struggle to move Parrott on if that's what they decide ahead of next season.

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