The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side can mount another title-challenge this season after a solid opening to the campaign.
The current crop of players at Tottenham are arguably the best the club have had during their Premier league history. Unfortunately for Tottenham, they face the daunting prospect of catching Manchester City if they are to lift the Premier League trophy this year. City have already opened up an 8 point gap over Tottenham and local-rivals Manchester United after just 11 games. They’ll sure take some stopping, but if any side is capable of achieving that feat this season, then it’s Pochettino’s side judging on recent form.
In order to boost their chances of winning a first-ever Premier League title this year, Pochettino may look to add new talent to his squad’s ranks in January.
The Mirror have suggested this week that Tottenham remain in the race with Chelsea to sign Everton’s Ross Barkley. Barkley had the opportunity to join Chelsea in the summer window, but the Evertonian made a last-gasp u-turn and opted to stay on Merseyside for the time being.
The transfer saga concerning Barkley’s future appears far from reaching its natural conclusion just yet, but once his future has been put to rest, the footballing world may well have learnt something about the balance of power in London.
If Barkley eventually decides to join Tottenham, it would strongly suggest that they are rapidly becoming the most desirable London-based club in the Premier League. Pochettino may not have won a trophy with Tottenham just yet, but there is certainly a recognisable appeal at the club that gives them an advantage over their London-rivals in the Transfer market.
This advantage should eventually bring Pochettino the silverware he desperately needs to solidify his legacy at the club.
Tottenham and Chelsea fans – what are your thoughts? Let us know!