With the exception of the Champions League final and Europa League final it is fair to say that the 2018/19 season is well and truly over. My Spurs-supporting buddy Bogoljub Karic and I have already began to make our plans for the summer which largely consist of watching the women’s World Cup and debating who teams are going to sign throughout the transfer window, that should keep us going until the 2019/20 season is ready to kick off. Despite moving into a new stadium Tottenham haven’t spent money in 2 transfer windows, meaning that this year they are bound to make some moves, and here is where we believe this Spurs team needs to strengthen.
When Leicester won the title in 2016 they were chased to the death by Spurs who had the best defence in the league. At the time the centre backs were the same but Danny Rose and Kyle Walker were the most dynamic and paced pair of wing backs in the country. Rose has lost a step now and Walker was sold, leaving Spurs will Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier, none of whom could get into any other side in the top 6. This is where Spurs will have to focus if they wish to be contenders again and although Poch has faith in young Kyle Walker-Peters, it is time to bring some pace and quality back to those positions.
Fernando Llorente has been a decent servant to Spurs in the last year but he at 35 years old his time looks to be up. The argument is that who would come to Spurs knowing Harry Kane is there, but teams have still managed to do this for many years, so why Spurs can’t is beyond us. Look at Gabriel Jesus at City, sure he may be earning well sat on the bench, but he is high quality and knows that he is second place behind Aguero. Spurs need a young and hungry striker who will compete for Kane’s place, vital competition for Kane to stay at his best and an option when there are injuries.
Spurs need a midfield overhaul this season, they let Dembele go in January and it looks as though Eriksen could be on his way out. Winks and Sissoko have shown great form but there is still a need for more power and more creativity. Spurs have already been touted with signing Andre Gomes who would provide both quality and strength in midfield, Spurs will also need a like-for-like replacement for Eriksen, and James Maddison may be that players. We know Pochettino lives investing in youth and Maddison could provide a perfect fit. Oliver Skipp has had something of a baptism of fire since coming into the set up and he would provide a great extra option should Pochettino need him.
One thing that is for sure is that if Spurs really want to challenge for titles, they need to thicken that squad up with some more talent. What do you think? Feel free to comment below or contact us at Feed Yes and tell us your opinion!