Here's the possible Tottenham Hotspur side for next season based on current players and potential signings.
Mauricio Pochettino has been handed a great job at Tottenham Hotspur as the North Londoners fight to get back into the top four next season.
Champions League football fits a club of Tottenham’s size but Pochettino has a difficult task ahead of him in the transfer market, as he looks to improve the team for next season.
Here’s Tottenham’s potential starting side for the new campaign.
GK – Hugo Lloris
The Frenchman will be the number one next season. A few clubs have been linked with making moves for him, but Spurs should keep him.
RB – Kyle Walker
Inconsistent at times last season but still a good right-back. He’s good enough to get forward and press, which is something Pochettino is likely to advocate.
CB – Vlad Chiriches
He’ll be better off for a season of English football under his belt. He’s quick and reads the game effectively.
CB – Jan Vertonghen
Vertonghen made it clear last season that he doesn’t see himself as a left-back, which means the boss will more than likely use him as a left sided centre-back.
LB – Ben Davies
Of all the left-backs Tottenham have been linked with, they’re reportedly closest to doing a deal for the Swansea defender.
RM – Andros Townsend
Townsend will be better off for the rest he’s had over the summer. Pochettino likes to work with younger players and develop them, which could see Townsend given more chances.
DM – Sandro
The Beast is a good alternative to Mousa Dembele, who started the World Cup in good form, which has dropped off as he failed to appear against the USA. Sandro likes nothing more than breaking up the play and being disruptive for the opposition.
CM – Paulinho
The Brazilian could relish the role of controlling the pace of the play in the middle of the team. He can drop off and defend or get forward to support the attack.
AM – Christian Eriksen
Arguably the best of the signings the club made last summer. He’s at his best when he gets on the ball in behind the main striker.
LM – Aaron Lennon
Lennon, similarly to Townsend, has bags of pace and can cut inside well from the left when the full-back is forward. If his final ball can become more consistent then he’ll be a very important player next season.
ST – Wilfried Bony
Bony had a slow start to life in England, but improved his consistency as last season went on. He’ll be a great signing if Spurs can snap him up from Swansea.