The World Cup is not only football's biggest tournament, but it also serves as a shop window for players to impress onlooking clubs.
Spurs' season ended on a high with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa, but it wasn't enough to keep Tim Sherwood in charge at White Hart Lane, as the former England international's six month stint as manager was brought to an end in May, with Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino chosen as the man to replace him.
Despite splashing out almost £100m on new players last summer, Tottenham are now expected to spend again in order to improve their squad, with most of last year's arrivals flattering to deceive. Some of those players are bound to be in World Cup action this summer, so here are five potential targets playing in Group E at the World Cup that could be on Spurs' radar this summer...
Loic Remy, France
Spurs saw last summer's big signing Roberto Soldado fail miserably in his first season in the Premier League, and new manager Mauricio Pochettino may look to add more firepower as a result. QPR striker Remy should be on their radar after an impressive season with Newcastle United where he finished the season as the Magpies' top goalscorer, and he will be looking to carry that form into the World Cup.
Fabian Schar, Switzerland
Tottenham's defence was a shambles last season, and with Younes Kaboul's contract set to expire and Michael Dawson attracting interest from Hull City, Spurs certainly need to bring in a centre back. Basel star Schar impressed during the Swiss side's Champions League campaign, and is tipped to make himself a household name during the World Cup – but Spurs have been watching him for some time.
Valon Behrami, Switzerland
Spurs brought in Paulinho and Etienne Capoue last summer but there is already speculation that the midfield duo could leave this summer, leading to reported interest in Napoli's Behrami. The former West Ham flop has rebuilt his career back in Serie A, but is set to leave the club this summer having fallen out of favour with manager Rafael Benitez. Alongside domestic teammate Gokhan Inler, Behrami will be looking to impress in the Swiss midfield.
Blerim Dzemaili, Switzerland
If they can't land Behrami, then Tottenham may target the third Swiss midfielder at Napoli – Dzemaili. The 28-year-old failed during a brief spell with Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League, but he's impressed in Serie A enough to attract interest from Tottenham this summer. Expected to play as a backup to Inler and Behrami, Dzemaili will have limited opportunities to impress at the World Cup.
Andy Najar, Honduras
Honduras are unsurprisingly expected to struggle in Brazil, but Anderlecht winger Najar could be their most promising player. The former DC United star had a spell on trial with Tottenham in 2011 and has continued to develop over in Belgium, and could attract interest at the World Cup. A pacey player who can play anywhere down either flank, Najar would be a low-cost target for Spurs if they were impressed with his progress.