The summer transfer window was a quiet one by Tottenahm’s usually busy standards. Managerial changes and big money signings have become something to be expected at White Hart Lane in recent times but this summer only saw the standard appointment of a new boss plus only a few additions here and there.
Mauricio Pochettino is the man tasked with bringing Champions League football back to White Hart Lane, although Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy was seemingly reluctant to back the Spurs manager with big money in the way he did the previous summer.
With Spurs spending a world record fee received for Gareth Bale last summer in what can now be seen as an irresponsible manner, Levy was understandably more cautious this time around.
The message to his new Argentine coach seems to be one of work with what you have, and sell before you can buy.
January may prove to be a busier window for Tottenham with reports linking them with a host of new players.
A new striker is believed to be high on the transfer agenda with the current crop of Emmanuel Adebayor, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado managing just one Premier League goal between them so far this season.
Soldado in particular has been a major disappointment since completing his huge £26 million move from Valencia at the start of 2013/14, having scored just six Premier League goals – of which four have been penalties.
The Spaniard looks set to be on his way out of North London sooner rather than later and here we have identified five more players that could end up following him.