It’s not unusual is it? It looks like Tottenham will be leaving the bulk of their summer transfer business until the eleventh hour once again, as Daniel Levy looks to pull of a couple of negotiating masterstrokes in the final few weeks of the window.
Usually we would not be worried at this stage in the middle of July if there were no new faces through the door at Hotspur Way. However, with the window closing on Thursday 9th August, and with no deals close, it could the time to start worrying.
The question then is asked, do we need any new players? To that, I would respond with the question, did we win anything last season? Of course we didn’t. There is plenty of room for improvement in this Tottenham squad, in terms of improvement with the current squad of players and with new faces. The areas for improvement are fairly clear-cut in my opinion.
The first would be a back-up striker for Harry Kane. Despite my sympathy for Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen, maybe it is time for a different style of striker. Heung-min Son has proved a success up top at times, so why not buy an out-and-out striker like Son? A player with explosive pace to terrorise defences and offer something a little different to the strong and robust frame of Harry Kane.
Secondly, I would look around for a defensive midfielder. With all the rumours surrounding Mousa Demeble’s future and a potential move to Inter Milan, I feel it would be important to replace him after the season he has had. His departure would leave a gap in talent in our midfield that we must move to fill.
Finally, this one perhaps little more debateable. I back any potential sale of Danny Rose this summer. The complete lack of respect he has shown for Spurs over the past season, stemming from the wage dispute at the start of last season, has been unacceptable, earning himself the nickname of ‘Snake’. Off the back of this, it is important that we are on the lookout for a replacement left-back.
Those are three areas in which I think Tottenham should strengthen before the season starts. It does worry me a little that no steps have been taken to do this thus far, and it could go down to the final hours once again this year. Where do you think Spurs need to strengthen?