The resident Lilywhites in the Transfer Tavern are in fine spirits today after back to back Premier League victories enabled them to climb back into the top-four yesterday evening.
Tottenham recorded their second victory at Wembley in 4 days last night with a comfortable 2-0 win over Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion, courtesy of a fortuitous strike from Serge Aurier and a stooping header from Son Heung-min.
The punters in Tottenham white propping up our bar have been eager to scapegoat their temporary stadium for their struggles this season, but the club’s record of 5 victories from their previous 6 home fixtures suggests they have finally put their Wembley hoodoo to rest.
Now that Spurs have turned a corner with their performances, they will be hoping to climb the table and cement their position in the top-four in the weeks to come.
And Pochettino will be hoping to add further quality to his squad in January to ensure that he achieves the club’s objectives for the season.
If Tottenham want to land a player of world-class quality in the January window to ensure they pip the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool to a top-four finish, they should look no further than their former talisman Gareth Bale.
However, although the Spurs fans in the Tavern are purring at the prospect of re-signing Bale, they may face stiff competition from Manchester United for his signature.
Tottenham are priced at much longer odds of 22/1, which implies a return to North-London is incredibly unlikely for the Welsh wing wizard.
The wage structure at Tottenham has been the subject of plenty of attention in the British media in recent years, as their success in climbing the table without breaking the bank has been lauded by fans and pundits alike.
But if Tottenham are unwilling to adapt their financial structure whilst the rest of the game develops, they will fall behind their title-rivals and miss out on quality players whilst their competitors continue to improve.
Daniel Levy and the hierarchy at Spurs should deeply consider altering their policy on wages this January, or face the prospect of losing out on re-signing one of the greatest Lilywhites players of a generation to their Premier League rivals.
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