Tottenham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern will admit they would’ve hoped for more transfer business to have been completed by this point of the season but nevertheless, there is still just over a month to conclude business.
It seems as if Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is reinforcing by one position at a time with the months passed by so far being used to strengthen his defence.
Since the transfer window opened, Spurs have brought in Kevin Wimmer from FC Koln, Kieran Trippier from Burnley and Toby Alderweireld from Southampton and on the face of it, these deals look sensible business.
But while Spurs fans will admit their defence needed strengthening, so too does the midfield and attacking ranks and it is in these areas where most excitement derives from.
In weeks gone by, Spurs have got rid of Etienne Capoue to Watford, Paulinho to Guangzhou Evergrande and Benjamin Stambouli to Paris Saint-Germain suggesting they’re clearing the deadwood for a new big name arrival in central midfield.
Spurs have been heavily linked with the signature of James McCarthy from Everton but while the Republic of Ireland international is a talented player, Tottenham fans crave a more domineering player in the position and they admit Steven N’Zonzi would’ve been perfect but he’s now joined Sevilla of course.
Harry Kane also needs some support up top and with Emmanuel Adebayor interesting Aston Villa, it seems Spurs will need another striker before the window slams shut on September 1st.
But while Tottenham assess their options, we’ve taken this moment to devise what we believe to be Spurs’ strongest eleven when everybody is fit at White Hart Lane.
Click on the image below to reveal what we believe to be the best starting XI Tottenham can field under Mauricio Pochettino next season.