Many players have come and gone from Tottenham Hotspur as the club’s revolving door continues to revolve, but how are those who have left doing these days?
Spurs have made an effort to restructure their roster in recent years, as there aren’t many players from Ange Postecoglou’s side that were available to Mauricio Pochettino for the Champions League final against Liverpool four years ago. There have been some extremely gifted players who left the north London team, as well as others who either never really had a chance or were unable to leave their mark.
Here’s a look at all 33 of the first team players who have left Tottenham permanently since that final in Madrid either through transfers, the end of their contracts or their loan spell came to a close and how they have done since.
Let’s get the most painful one out of the way first. Yes Harry Kane left this summer and yes he’s found scoring goals in the Bundesliga even easier than the vast amounts he netted in the Premier League. In Germany, he’s already got 17 Bundesliga goals after just 11 matches, which is more already than the joint top scorers Niclas Fullkrug and Christopher Nkunku ended up with last season in the competition. He’s also got four Champions League goals in as many matches, so yes the England captain is doing fine.
Harry Winks has been a key part of Leicester’s drive to get back into the Premier League. He’s played almost every minute of every game for them in the Championship with 16 appearances and he scored the winning goal for them at QPR last month.
The Foxes sit top of the table and the 27-year-old could very well be back in the top flight next season with Enzo Maresca’s men.
While Tanguy Ndombele might have been struggling to get into Galatasaray’s team since joining in September, Davinson Sanchez has had no such issues.
The Colombian has been a near constant starter for the Turkish side in the Super Lig and Champions League since making the switch after the English transfer window closed.
The Brazilian has experienced both joy and despair since leaving Tottenham at the end of his contract. The 31-year-old won the Copa do Brasil with Sao Paulo, scoring in the semi-final second leg against Corinthians before starting in both legs of the final against Flamengo.
Lucas then suffered a muscle injury in a heavy 5-0 league defeat at Palmeiras in late October and has not returned to action yet, although he has recently returned to working on the grass as he continues his recovery.
The Frenchman remained in the Premier League after his loan spell at Tottenham ended, signing on loan with Aston Villa from Barcelona.
The 28-year-old centre-back has not yet been used from the bench in the Premier League for Unai Emery’s high-flying side but Lenglet has played every minute in the Europa Conference League for them.
Another Spurs loanee who has stayed in the Premier League, Danjuma went on loan from Villarreal to Everton, the club he rejected at the last moment in order to sign for Tottenham in January.
The Dutchman started the season with plenty of minutes and a goal at Sheffield United in the Premier League and another strike at Doncaster in the Carabao Cup, but has found himself unused on the bench for four of the past five league matches.
The Irishman departed Spurs in January this year amid the complete mess of his move to Atletico Madrid, which was originally meant to be a loan deal until the club realised they had too many players out on international loans.
So Doherty’s contract was instead mutually terminated. He remained in Madrid for the remainder of that season, only getting 16 minutes from the bench across two La Liga appearances two months apart. Otherwise he was an unused substitute in every league match for Diego Simeone’s team.
The right-back then returned to his old side Wolves on a free transfer last summer and has made appearances for them this season, including coming off the bench in the victory against Spurs last week.
The Dutchman left Tottenham looking for regular football and he has certainly had it back in the Netherlands at Ajax. Last season he scored 16 goals, including two in the Champions League, and laid on six assists in 45 matches.
So far this campaign the 26-year-old has six goals and two assists in 15 matches for an Ajax side struggling this season in 12th place in the Eredivisie, having recently been bottom of the early table.
The Southend-born USA international really increased his development under a certain Ange Postecoglou after leaving Tottenham permanently in 2022 after the Australian pushed for his permanent arrival after his loan spell.
He won five trophies in two years with Postecoglou, including the treble last season before his manager went in the other direction to Carter-Vickers and joined Spurs.
The 25-year-old continues to be a key figure under new boss Brendan Rodgers, around a hamstring injury suffered early in the season.
The 22-year-old has been a revelation for Sunderland in the Championship this season, scoring nine goals in 16 matches from the left wing. The previous season he racked up 11 goals and 14 assists in helping the Black Cats reach the play-offs and the club rejected a string of bids from Burnley in the summer with Vincent Kompany looking to take Clarke up to the Premier League with them.
Clarke moved from Spurs to Sunderland in the summer of 2022 on a permanent deal after having been on loan there for half a season, helping them get promoted to the Championship.
Previously he had spent three years at Tottenham, working under Pochettino, Jose Mourinho, Ryan Mason and Antonio Conte in between loans to Leeds, QPR, Stoke and Sunderland. He did not make a single Premier League appearance for the club, but did make two appearances for Spurs in the Europa League, one in the Europa Conference League qualifying stage and one in the FA Cup.
The goalkeeper only spent one season at Tottenham, never becoming the replacement for Hugo Lloris that Fabio Paratici expected him to be. Instead that role has passed to another Italian in Guglielmo Vicario.
Since returning to Atalanta when his loan ended, Gollini went on loan for half a season to Fiorentina and then to Napoli on an 18-month loan. He made 13 appearances across the season and won the Serie A title with Napoli. This season he has appeared once, in the most recent 1-0 defeat at home to Empoli.