Antonio Conte leaves four Tottenham Hotspur players out of the pre-season tour

Antonio Conte File Photos File photo dated 20-08-2017 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Antonio Conte File Photos File photo dated 20-08-2017 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham jetted out for their pre-season tour to South Korea yesterday, and manager Antonio Conte has decided to leave out four players.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the likes of Harry WinksSergio ReguilonTanguy Ndombele, and Giovani Lo Celso have been left out of the pre-season squad, and the four players will have to sort out their futures soon.

Apparently, Conte is not keen on keeping them at the club next season, and it remains to be seen whether they can secure moves away from the London club before the transfer window closes.

All four players have fallen down the pecking order at the Premier League club, and they will need to leave to play regular first-team football.

Harry Winks has been linked with a move to Everton in recent weeks, and it will be interesting to see if the Toffees decide to come forward with an offer for the central midfielder. Initially, there were reports that he could be included in a deal to bring Richarlison to the London club. Still, the Brazilian has been signed for a package worth around £60 million, and it seems that Winks will have to be an entirely separate transfer now.

Meanwhile, Ndombele was on loan at Lyon last season, and the French club had an option to sign him permanently this summer. However, they have decided not to take up the option, and the player has now returned to Tottenham once again.

Before his move to Tottenham, he was regarded as a world-class talent, but he has never really got going in English football and has found it difficult to adapt to the Premier League.

It will be interesting to see if he can secure a permanent exit away from Tottenham this summer and kickstart his career elsewhere.

Argentine international midfielder Lo Celso was on loan at Villarreal last season, and he had an excellent season with the Spanish outfit. He helps them reach the semifinals of the Champions League, and there have been reports that the player could look to join the Yellow Submarines permanently.

As far as Reguilon is considered, the Spanish international started 22 Premier League games for Tottenham last season, and he did reasonably well. However, it seems that Conte is not entirely convinced with the defender and is looking at other options.

All four players are considered deadwood at Tottenham and cannot afford to stay at the London club just to sit on the bench for a whole season. Securing a permanent move away should be their top priority in the coming weeks.