In a new-look White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur fans will be hoping this is the season Mauricio Pochetinno finally delivers some silverware.
The new 61,000 capacity stadium is another move to increase the status of Spurs – along with their recent top four finishes. The club is looking to establish itself as one of English football’s giants, though face perhaps the most competition anyone trying to break into that ever has done.
Mauricio Pochetinno has improved Spurs greatly since he joined, but silverware still eludes him. He has a strong spine of players at his disposal, but more talent through the door would still be of great use to him.
The North London outfit have so far not signed a single player. This goes against the grain of what the majority of clubs are doing, with Liverpool, Arsenal and cross-city rivals West Ham United in particular spending big this summer. Pochetinno risks losing ground on his rivals if he doesn’t bring in a couple of additions.
The clock is ticking, and deadline day is drawing ever closer.
With that in mind, surely Levy can’t fail to sign these two players, who would be ideal for Pochetinno’s Spurs…
The Crystal Palace talisman has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur for most of the summer.
The South London outfit have recently rejected an approach from Chelsea, and Tottenham are still interested, according to the Sun. Crystal Palace value their key man at around £70m, and with Levy such a notoriously tough negotiator, it is easy to see why the deal has dragged on so long.
Zaha netted eight Premier League goals last season, and created plentiful chances. At the start of the season, Palace lost all the games he was not involved in without scoring, highlighting his importance to the team. A strong, powerful winger who could whip balls in that Harry Kane could work with due to his aerial prowess, Zaha is very much a classic ‘Poch’ player.
Levy should back down from his stubborn approach, and stump up the asking price.
AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook is another classic Mauricio Pochetinno player.
The 21-year-old already has one senior cap with Gareth Southgate’s impressive England team to his name, so certainly would arrive with some pedigree. With the potential to improve, Tottenham would be the ideal destination for Lewis Cook, due to the Argentine’s proven track record of improving young English players. He has the technical ability, but working under Pochetinno could well improve the youngster.
With so much potential, Levy should try and get this deal over the line before deadline day.