As the summer transfer window gets busy, we look at five players Tottenham Hotspur should recruit.
Ben Davies (Swansea City)
The Swansea City left-back fulfils all the principles Daniel Levy is thought to be keen on when purchasing players. He is young, full of potential and has experience of playing in the Premier League. Defensively he is solid, and statistics prove that he makes more blocks and interceptions than Luke Shaw, with both young left-backs equalling the number of tackles per game at 1.74. However, with Pochettino’s style of play encouraging a forward-thinking full-back to help deliver crosses into the box, this could be a major factor in regards to the pursuit of the Welshman.
Dejan Lovren (Southampton)
The Southampton centre-back has attracted interest of many clubs after joining from French side Lyon last year. The Croatian international made 31 appearances in the Premier League last season, and having known Mauricio Pochettino’s playing ethos well, the signing of the defender could help to transmit the manager’s high tempo play onto the field more easily.
Loic Remy (Queens Park Rangers)
Despite making his intentions clear that he wants to play Champions League football next season, the France international is unlikely to be first-choice striker for any of the top-four clubs in the Premier League. However, the 27-year-old could be a useful addition to the Tottenham squad.
Remy can play on the wings and is a similar player to Jermain Defoe, who was sold in January - his pace and bravery in front of goal will offer a different style of play to current Tottenham forwards Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.
Memphis Depay (PSV)
The Netherlands international winger has reportedly attracted interest from Spurs after his impressive World Cup displays. The 20-year-old plays predominantly on the left wing, potentially slotting in next to Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela next season which could create a flair-filled, young and energetic midfield.
In 43 appearances last season, Depay scored 14 goals and assisted 10 - these statistics are much better than those of Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend, who between them managed two goals and four assists in 61 appearances.
Toby Alderweireld (Atletico Madrid)
The Belgium international struggled for playing time at Atletico Madrid last season, and Tottenham should try to take advantage of this. Alderweireld is a versatile defender who can play both at centre-back and at right-back, which means that if Kyle Walker was to pick up another serious injury, then the 25-year-old will be a much better option than Kyle Naughton.