9 players released by Tottenham this summer - Where are they now?

David Bentley Spurs

Is there life after Tottenham Hotspur for these nine?

Harry Kane's hat-trick for England's under-21 squad last night displayed the depth in talent in Tottenham's squad, which had to be trimmed over the summer. 

Nine players were allowed to depart, either released or let go on free transfers. So what happened to them?

Here's the lowdown...

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John Bostock

Former whizkid John Bostock, signed from Crystal Palace was once linked with Barcelona. He failed to ever show Tottenham why he was so highly rated, sent out on multiple loans, lastly with MLS side Toronto. Bostock signed with Belgian side Royal Antwerp, managed by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

David Bentley

What has become of David Bentley? The former £15 million man is still searching for a club after being released this summer. Bentley was on loan at Russia side FC Rostov and later Blackburn Rovers last season. He was recently linked with Leeds only for the Championship club to dismiss the rumours. His fall from grace continues.

William Gallas

Another without a club, veteran centre-back William Gallas has not yet officially retired, and it would not be a surprise to see the 36-year-old pop up at a Premier League club or other in the near future.

Jack Munns

19-year-old central midfielder Jack Munns ended the season in superb form for Tottenham's under-21 side, scoring five goals in six games. He was without a club until late August when he signed a deal with Charlton, but is yet to make an appearance for the Addicks.

Jake Nicholson

Former England under-19 international Jake Nicholson signed a deal with Crystal Palace back in July. The defensive midfielder says being at the club puts him 'back in the real world', although the 21-year-old is still awaiting his debut.

Nathan Byrne

Young centre-back Nathan Byrne signed a two-year-deal with Swindon Town, where he partners Spurs loanee Grant Hall in defence. Byrne has made nine appearances to date, scoring once and receiving one red card.

Jack Barthram

Another to join Swindon Town, Barthram is a 19-year-old right-back who was handed a one-year contract. He has made three appearances to date, scoring his first goal in midweek in a 2-1 Football League Trophy win over Plymouth.

Dean Parrett

Former England under-19 and under-20 international Dean Parrett has had a frustrating summer. The attacking midfielder had an unsuccessful trial at Crystal Palace in June, and was training with Derby County in August. Recently becoming a new dad, the 21-year-old had a trial with Shrewsbury Town last week but the club chose not to pursue a deal, and he remains a free agent.

Victor Zapata-Caicedo

Colombian teenager Zapata-Caicedo scored two hat-tricks for Tottenham's under-18 side last season, before they perhaps surprisingly decided to release him. He had a trial at Sunderland, and in September even performed on trial for Stoke's under-21 side, but he also is still without a club and is a free agent.

Which, if any, will Tottenham regret letting go?

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