Tottenham fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern are very quickly casting their minds back to the sale of Gareth Bale in 2013.
If you had said to Spurs fans at that point that Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb would be their first choice midfield partnership in 2015, they would have looked at you as if you were crazy.
With Paulinho and Etienne Capoue looking like a fine attacking and defensive midfield partnership that were signed with that ‘Bale money’, right now at the tail end of their second season at White Hart Lane, it simply hasn’t worked out for the duo.
In all credit to Mason and Bentaleb, the Spurs academy duo have proved that a midfield solution has been much closer to home than ever first thought but this doesn’t mean for one second that Spurs fans wouldn’t like to see some fresh faces in these positions this summer transfer window.
With Mauricio Pochettino embarking on a clear out that is likely to include Benjamin Stambouli, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor among others, the Argentine boss will have a chance to bring in players who he rates and who can work as part of his expansive style of play.
This has led our Spurs fans to surmise who they believe could be coming in to White Hart Lane this summer to help their bid for a top four finish and as some pipe up and shout, the Premier League title!
Click on Spurs mascot ‘Chirpy’ below to reveal the 5 midfielders to help Tottenham win the Premier League next season.