The 2019/20 Premier League was certainly a tough one Spurs. The beginning of the season saw them claim victory for just 3 out of their first 12 games, followed by the exit of manager, Mauricio Pochettino.
While the team continued to strengthen following the arrival of Jose Mourinho, one wonders if any of the players that exited in 2019 could have been a game-changer for Spurs last season?
Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon did not provide the extra boost that we expected but what about those that were sold to make way for such players?
As the 2020/21 season approaches, let’s take a look at what each player has been up to following their 2019 Spurs departure.
Following a series of minor injuries, Trippier had a disappointing 2018/19 at Spurs. On 17th July 2019, he made a £20 million move to Atletico Madrid on a three-year contract.
Last season he scored five goals for the team and made 25 appearances.
The 29-year-old has said that the international move ‘woke him up’.
It seems that the right-back perhaps needed a change to restore his vigour.
26-year-old Janssen failed to make his mark during his three-year stint at Tottenham. The striker signed a permanent deal with Mexican club, Monterrey on 23rd July 2019.
Janssen has put up some impressive performances for the team, scoring his first hat-trick for the club on 5th November against Chiapas.
Having been on loan for Burnley towards the end of the 2017/18 season, Nkoudou returned to Spurs for 2018/19 but struggled to make an impact. He then joined Monaco on loan for the remainder of the season.
In 2019, the 25-year-old winger signed a £4.6 million deal with Besiktas.
Onomah joined Spurs at the tender age of 17 during 2015. 2019 saw him make a move over to Fulham, where he has proved to be extremely valuable to the team.
In July 2020, he managed to score an impressive goal against Cardiff in the EFL Championship play-off semi-final.
This young talent appears to be moving from strength to strength in his footballing career.
Upon joining Spurs in 2016, Edwards put up some notable pre-season performances. After brief loan stints at Norwich and Excelsior in 2018, he eventually went on to sign a four-year deal with Portuguese club Vitória de Guimarães.
The 21-year-old has built up some strong performances since joining the team, scoring his first goal in the Europa League against Arsenal in September 2019.
Having struggled to make a mark in the Spurs senior team, Shashoua joined Spanish club CD Tenerife.
However, the 21-year-old only made three appearances during the 2019-20 season.
Although Oluwayemi was held in high regard at Spurs, he decided to join Celtic on a three-year deal last summer.
The 17-year-old goalkeeper is currently in the reserve team and is working towards making the first team in the future.
Following Tottenham’s release of Vorm at the end of 2018/19 season, he soon signed another contract for 2019/20, three months into the season.
The 36-year-old goalkeeper only made one appearance for the team. Spurs confirmed that Vorm would leave at the end of the season.
Although Llorente was a crucial performer Champions League final in 2018-19, Spurs released him a few weeks later.
In 2019, the striker joined Napoli on a free transfer but was kept on reserve for the most part. He has scored four goals in his 24 appearances.
Duncan signed for QPR after being released by Tottenham last year and spent the beginning of the season in the Under-23s squad.
The 21-year-old then joined Dunfermline on loan in January 2020 but is yet to make an appearance for the club.
Since exiting Tottenham in 2019, Freeman has been without a club ever since.
Glover returned to Australia in 2019, signing a two-year deal for Melbourne City.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper made 12 appearances during the 2019-20 season and made his appearance in a win against Newcastle Jets in December 2019
In September 2019, Reynolds joined Billericay Town on a free transfer. A trial at Sunderland followed this move before he eventually signed for non-league team Cheshunt FC in December 2019.
Following two loan spells at Gillingham, Ogilvie signed a permanent two-year contract at the club in May 2019.
At the end of 2019-20, he was named as player of the season.
Despite being a notable goal scorer for Spurs youth, Harrison was released at the end of the 2018-19 season, having made one appearance.
The 23-year-old striker then went on to join Dutch club Almere City on a free transfer.
Harrison scored seven goals in his 22 appearances during his first season.
Having worked through the ranks at Spurs academy, Maghoma went on to join Brentford on a permanent deal in January 2020.
He is yet to make his first appearance for the club.
Having been with Spurs for six years, Eriksen went on to join Inter Milan on a £16.9million deal. Although he has only scored one goal in 17 appearances, boss Antonio Conte believes he is improving and acknowledges that the club asks a lot of him.
Oakley Boothe only made one senior appearance for Spurs. He went on to join Stoke City on a permanent deal in January 2020. He made just two appearances for the club during his first season.
Having left Spurs in February 2020, 18-year-old Binks moved to Montreal Impact, managed by Thierry Henry. He made two appearances in the Major League Soccer before the season was cut short.
Wanyama also made a move to Montreal Impact, becoming a designated player in March 2020. He made his debut in the CONCACAF Champions League.
It appears that these former Spurs players have had a mixed bag of success. Who knows if any of them could have altered the course of Spurs’ 2019/20 Premier League journey.
We eagerly await to see what further transfer decisions will be made for Spurs, following the announcement of Pierre Emile Hojbjerg’s arrival. We look forward to developing a stronger side and can’t wait to see what the 2020/21 season has in store.