With the lack of a major summer tournament this year there will be added focus on the highly anticipated transfer window as Premier League sides seek to strengthen their squads ahead of the new campaign.
One club that look set to be busy are Tottenham Hotspur with manager Andre Villas-Boas being given extra money to add to his already strong team. The summer will represent a glorious chance to take Spurs onto the level in England but, of course, there remains the potential that any summer signings could do more harm than good.
Emmanuel Adebayor was recruited in the summer for £5 million after a succcesful loan spell with the club but only five goals, an extended absence and 30 appearances later Spurs have been left somewhat ruing the permanent deal. Here at the Football Transfer Tavern we have selected five potential Tottenham transfers to avoid during the long sumemr months.