Paulinho sold, Capoue reportedly close: Kaboul must be next to go

Kaboul And Gallas

Tottenham Hotspur must now prioritise a swift exit for their former captain.

So it looks like Tottenham are finally righting the wrongs of their bloated squad.

Paulinho was this week sold to the Chinese champions, while Etienne Capoue is close to joining Watford, according to Mercato365.

There should be no doubt as to who must be next on the list, however.

Indeed, former Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul has found himself so far down the pecking order at White Hart Lane there is no realistic hope of a first-team return.

In many ways, it's a shock Kaboul wasn't the first of Spurs' unwanted stars to leave this summer. But the Frenchman, of course, doesn't have a Luiz Felipe Scolari waiting in the wings to snap him up like Paulinho did...

Therein lies the problem: no one appears to want Kaboul enough to have already taken him off Tottenham's hands. Perhaps Spurs should lower their asking price - Daniel Levy doesn't have to make a massive profit out of everyone. It'll be hard to do that with Kaboul, anyway.

The 29-year-old went from club captain to disruptive presence in a matter of weeks last season and the north London side must now prioritise offloading him. The Daily Mail suggest they have offered him to Everton in return for James McCarthy. Such proactive methods are certainly a good start...

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