Although many Tottenham Hotspur fans will be hoping their side will spend big this summer, there are players available at more Daniel Levy-friendly prices that could improve their squad.
Having scored yet another late goal to defeat 10-man Stoke City at the Britannia on Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur have managed to keep the race for Champions League places going until the final day of the season. ere will be more money available if they can qualify for the Champions League.
For all the links with players like Leandro Damiao and Joao Moutinho, Daniel Levy has in the past proved many times he is happy to look at cheaper alternatives if they are available, and Spurs could bring in three new players this summer for less than £20million.
Looking at the squad as it is, Spurs clearly need to sign at least one new striker, a new left back, with Benoit Assou-Ekotto out of both form and favour at White Hart Lane, and ideally some cover on the flanks of their attack, although they will have Andros Townsend back to bolster them in this regard after a successful loan spell at QPR.
Starting off with a striker, Loic Remy will likely be available for around £6million if reports of a release clause in his contract are true. QPR will be keen to move the French striker and his high wages off their books, and given Remy’s strong start to life in the Premier League there will be plenty of teams willing to take him on.
It might not be the big name forward Spurs are desperate for, but if they can get Emmanuel Adebayor to reproduce his recent performances over a whole season, they might not need to much extra in this department anyway.
At left back, they should consider Feyenoord’s Bruno Martins Indi, with the Dutch club reportedly ready to let the 21 year old leave for around £5.5million. Martins Indi has become a regular for the Dutch national team this season, and could become one of the best left backs in Europe.
Finally Spurs could try and beat Liverpool to Blackpool’s Tom Ince, who would come in at around £6-8million. The Championship Player of the Year looks certain to step up to the top flight this summer, and he looks a good fit for Spurs formation, able to either cut in from the right flank or staying wide on the left.
At this stage hopes will be high that Spurs are planning to make major waves in the transfer market at the end of the season, but given their past it is unlikely they are suddenly going to smash their transfer record several times in one summer.
These three players would give the squad a lift and address the problems that currently exist without breaking the bank.
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