Another one out the door at Spurs with Huddlestone set to complete Stoke loan switch
08:44 GMT, 22 August 2012
On his way: Huddlestone
The mass exodus from Tottenham looks set to continue with midfielder Tom Huddlestone on the verge of joining Stoke on a season-long loan deal.
Potters winger Jermaine Pennant broke the news on his Twitter account, posting: 'I walked in training and got a shock saw my friend Tom Huddleston….(sic) On loan till end of season good signing'.
Pennant then responded to fans' questions minutes later, tweeting: 'Yes it's true he's going to have a medical later if it's all good we have got him till the end of the season.'
The departure of England international Huddlestone, 25, means that new Spurs boss Andre-Villas Boas has let seven first-team players leave the club already this summer.
Sebastian Bassong, Vedran Corluka, Steven Pienaar, Niko Kranjcar, Ryan Nelsen and Louis Saha have laready left, while two more are set to depart with Michael Dawson nearing a switch to QPR and the club locked in talks with Real Madrid over the sale of Luka Modric.
It's not all been one-way traffic at White Hart Lane this summer though. The club on Tuesday sealed the 5million signature of Emannuel Adebayor from Manchester City, while they have made a bids for Brazilian forward Willian and France international midfielder Yann M'Vila.
As well as Adebayor, defender Jan Vertonghen and attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson have arrive for 10m and 8m respectively.
A large turnover of players was always expected when Villas-Boas took over as manager, but perhaps not quite as quickly as has been the case.