Tottenham manager Juande Ramos claims he knows which players he wants to keep but has hinted that the club’s injury-prone skipper, Ledley King, may not be at White Hart Lane next season.
“After five or six months here I know the squad really well and what they are capable of,” said Ramos.
And when asked whether King, 27, would continue as captain next season, Ramos added: “We’ll have to see what state he is in next season.
“We’ll have to wait and see whether he is here next season.
“We’re going to have to wait for the diagnosis of the doctors,” added Ramos with regard to King’s availability to continue as captain.
“We don’t know what the squad is going to be like, and we’ll make that decision then.”
But the Spanish coach had a word of warning for any players hoping to secure their futures at White Hart Lane over the remaining four games of the season.
“I’m not going to discover now anything new about a group of players I have been with for a long time and know perfectly well,” he stated.
Ramos has made it clear, however, that he wants to retain striker Dimitar Berbatov.
“We’re delighted to have him here and as far as the future is concerned that is a matter for the club,” said the 53-year-old.
But the Bulgarian’s agent claims that it is time for the striker to leave Tottenham.
“Dimitar is 27-years-old and he needs to win trophies,” said Emil Dantchev.
“It is time he was transferred to a club that regularly plays in the Champions League.
“There are seven to eight clubs in Europe interested and we know them.”