There is a real opportunity to sign players from Manchester City this summer, whether Harry Kane goes the other way or not. Amongst those available seemingly seem to be Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus, who all want to leave the club according to the Daily Mail.
Silva and Laporte have been essential cogs in previous title winning seasons for City, despite falling out of favour last season, they still have an enormous amount of quality and Premier League pedigree that would lift the level of this Tottenham side, helping them get closer to the top four.
Silva is valued at £63m on transfermarkt, and he could well be acquired for much less, given the fact that Pep Guardiola has gone public on his desire to leave. Silva turns 27 on Tuesday and is at the peak of his career. Able to play as a number 8, 10 or wide on the right, Silva would offer the team brilliant tactical flexibility and quality across the midfield.
Laporte has fallen behind Ruben Dias and John Stones and wants to be playing every week. Valued at £40m, he still has four years remaining on his Manchester City contract and is unlikely to come cheap. But Tottenham need a new central defender to partner Cristian Romero and they are unlikely to find anyone better for that left centre back spot than Laporte. He would certainly be a better option than Connor Coady, who has also been linked.
Finally we have Gabriel Jesus, valued at £54m, the young Brazilian striker looks ready to explode when given the opportunities. Jesus is capable of playing out wide or even as a second striker and so would seem a suitable option to partner Harry Kane if he stayed at the club, something Spurs were reportedly looking to do with Lautaro Martinez.
With Romelu Lukaku now set to leave Inter for Chelsea, Spurs may have to look for alternatives to Lautaro and Jesus would be a great option.
The issue for Spurs will be convincing these Premier League champions to come to Tottenham. Crucially though the club would be able to offer all three first team football and the opportunity to stay in the Premier League, a league they have all excelled in.
It’s unlikely they can convince all three, but surely Spurs can try and take one or two of these City outcasts, who still have a lot to offer the Premier League.