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Game over for senior Tottenham star, with Spurs ready to accept £15m offer irrespective of next manager

Tottenham stars Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Son Heung-min

Tottenham have determined the core of their squad requires surgery and a report has claimed a senior star will be axed if offers in the region of £15m are bid.

It’s been a chastening season for Spurs which has resulted in Antonio Conte losing his job. Cristian Stellini also paid the price for sub-par results, with Ryan Mason tasked with seeing out the season.

Tottenham could finish anywhere between seventh and ninth depending on how results on the final day shake out. Missing out on seventh and thus failing to qualify for the Europa Conference League may well prove a blessing in disguise.

Chairman Daniel Levy remains on the hunt for a new permanent manager after Feyenoord’s Arne Slot elected to stay put.

However, according to Football Insider, a senior Spurs star’s future has been decided – irrespective of who takes the reins.

Indeed, the online outlet state versatile defender, Ben Davies, has been made available for sale this summer.

The Wales international, 30, can operate at left-back, left wing-back or as the left-sided centre-half in a back three.

Davies has racked up 39 appearances across all competitions this term and the vast bulk of those have been starts. However, FI report Davies’ time will soon be up.

It’s claimed Spurs have recognised the need to overhaul the core group of players who’ve underpinned their squad in recent times.

A second FI report listed Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez as other candidates who could make way. Winger Lucas Moura has already seen his free agent exit confirmed by the club.

But Davies would arguably be the most surprising exit of that quintet given he’s featured heavily under every manager since arriving from Swansea back in 2014.

FI add Tottenham are ‘willing to listen to offers’ regardless of who the next boss is. They’re then deemed ‘likely to cash in’ if £15m is put on the table.

Davies has two years left to run on the contract he signed just last June. However, Spurs’ dismal season is seemingly set to prompt ruthless decisions and Davies could be on the way out.

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