Although it is not really noticed, Tottenham have a similar midfield dilemma to that of Chelsea, with them having 11 midfielders in their first-team squad, including Paulinho, Mousa Dembele and Sandro, with one on loan and two supposedly being very close to joining, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.
This just seems way to much to handle considering that all of these players are extremely talented, with only one of them rumoured to be about to leave the club - Gareth Bale.
This seems strange that no one seems to have picked up on the fact that they are seriously over-populated in this department, and that they are about to add even more people to this total.
Many of these players seem to have been slightly forgotten as well, with Lewis Holtby being a prime example here, after Tottenham had wanted him for so long and even moved forward his proposed free transfer because they wanted him as soon as possible, and now he hasn't even been able to nail his place down on the bench.
All of this has happened to him since his move to Tottenham in the January window, how has he became Tottenham's forgotten man so quickly? Is it because of all of Tottenham's summer acquisitions?
Another player not used as much as he should be considering his talent is Sandro, although he has got a fairly permanent place on the bench, and he does get a first-team start from time to time, he is not being utilised to his full potential at Tottenham at this moment of time.
Sandro had nailed down a place in the first-team, but has been plagued by injuries, most recently a knee injury during a game against QPR which saw him sidelined for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
Losing the Brazilian was a great shame for Spurs because this came as he had put in several impressive performances, and in his absence other players filled the gap, and even more were drafted in over the summer and possibly even more to come.
These players are too talented to just be used sparingly as impact subs, or replacement players, or not to be even used at all.
So, it would not be a great surprise if Tottenham decided to get some of these players off the wage bill if they are no longer of any use to them, whether it is on loan or on a permanent basis.
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