Spurs need to add some options to their squad this summer. They have a good thing going on under Mauricio Pochettino, but constantly relying on the same small group of players when you’re trying to compete on various fronts is a risky business. These are five players the Lilywhites should look to sign..
5 Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)
4 Renato Sanches
However, the talent is still there – it is just a matter of cooking it up. Given that the Bavarians are stacked in midfield, it will be very hard for the teenager to make a name in Germany. And this is why he should consider moving. With the departure of Luka Modric to Real Madrid five years ago, Spurs haven’t yet truly replaced their master passer. To be fair, though, nobody really can replace the Croat. However, if there is anybody who comes close to replacing the creative flair from deep midfield, it is Sanches.
3 Achraf Hakimi
Alaves seems like the most likely destination as of now, but Spurs can chip in and steal him away. It is almost certain that Hakimi will play for Real’s first team someday, but given that Carvajal still has at least 6-7 years left in him, Spurs could enjoy Hakimi’s services for quite a few years. Now there is a question of suiting the Premier League because after all, he is only 18. With Kyle Walker set to leave Spurs, it is only logical to replace him with another blazing attacking right-back, and Hakimi is just that.
He’s an incredibly skilled winger who knows where the goal is, and it’s only a matter of time before the 22-year-old receives a senior international cap for Portugal. Spurs have already been linked with him and are, in fact, tipped to make a move for the Galatasaray star this summer. For the £12 million he would likely cost, Bruma would be worth the risk. He has ambitions to emulate his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, and if he was to display even a fraction of the Real Madrid star’s ability, he’d be a fantastic signing for the north London side.
1 Thomas Lemar
The signing of Moussa Sissoko was carried out with the intention of replacing the Belgian in case of an injury. However, the Frenchman has been terrible in his first season and a signing is needed to fill up the void. And Thomas Lemar ticks all the boxes. Indeed, if he is replacing Dembele in the line-up, Spurs fans won’t even feel the difference. And there is also a great chance that the Londoners will be a better team because of it.