If you ask Tottenham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern how many marks they’d give Spurs’ summer transfer business out of 10 so far, they’d answer 6/10.
Having completed the signings of Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld, it appears Spurs’ recruitment drive is off to a good start with the defence having been significantly reinforced but what Tottenham fans still crave is another top central midfielder, not to mention a striker.
As we know, there is an onus and certain level of expectation at White Hart Lane for Tottenham teams to play an exciting and expansive brand of football and in truth, Mauricio Pochettino’s team looked sluggish and lethargic on too many occasions last term.
With Harry Kane undoubtedly the new talisman in North London following the example of Gareth Bale before him, Tottenham supporters want more of their players to take responsibility next season and after all, they’ll need to with competition for a top four place now more competitive than ever.
In the weeks that remain of the transfer window, you’d imagine Emmanuel Adebayor will be lovingly reunited with Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa so with Roberto Soldado potentially staying, it’s a striker Spurs fans want next with the club missing out on Christian Benteke of course.
As Pochettino steps up his hunt, we’ve taken this moment to devise what we believe to be Totteham’s strongest starting eleven for the season ahead.
Click on the image below to reveal what we believe to be Tottenham’s strongest XI for this season.