Dier and Fazio feature in Tottenham’s top 5 transfers of the summer

Jack Beresford runs the rule over five of the biggest new additions to the Tottenham Hotspur squad and ranks the new White Hart Lane additions.

Tottenham may have had a relatively quiet final 24 hours ahead of the close of the transfer window but the Lilywhites will nevertheless be happy with the business completed over the past few months.

Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela both look to be set for second chances to impress and the big-money pair could be among the main beneficiaries from a busy summer of recruitment at the club.

With six new faces arriving at the club, substitute goalkeeper Michel Vorm is the one who failed to make the cut for our top five signings of the summer – here’s the latest rundown – what order would you put them in?

5. DeAndre Yedlin – Undisclosed from Seattle Sounders

Lower down the list, because his move to White Hart Lane won’t come to pass until January at the earliest, the capture of this exciting American full-back nevertheless represents a major plus for Spurs with the pacey, attacking wide man already proving a major handful at the World Cup and likely to tear up defences once he makes the trip over the Atlantic.

Speedy and still only 21, the Seattle Sounders man was in his element for Team USA, laying on a goal for Clint Dempsey in their 2-2 draw with Portugal. Expect to see him make the kind of marauding runs required to get goals out of the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.

4. Benjamin Stambouli – £4.3m from Montpellier

A late addition to the Tottenham squad, having joined just ahead of deadline day, Stambouli may have snuck under the radar but he could prove to be a big player for Tottenham this season with the club only too happy to let Sandro leave once a deal for the Frenchman had been confirmed.

The 24-year-old is the latest member of the 2012 Ligue 1-winning Montpellier team to head to the Premier League, following Olivier Giroud and Remy Cabella among others, but he could prove to be the best value and certainly looks like the kind of player to banish memories of Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin with a series of tough-tackling, defensively sound displays from the midfield predicted.

3. Ben Davies – £10m from Swansea City

The arrival of several foreign imports may have overshadowed the capture of Davies from Swansea but the 21-year-old remains an excellent purchase for the club, and the first step in refreshing a Tottenham back-line that was in dire need of an update after the shambles of last season.

An excellent crosser of the ball, who possesses a keen eye of a pass, Davies’ focus and tough-tackling approach won him many fans at the Liberty Stadium and even saw him usurp Neil Taylor in the first team. Don’t be surprised to see him keep a few big names out of the side at White Hart Lane. Experienced in competing week-in, week-out in the Premier League, he’s worth the £10 million paid.

2. Federio Fazio - £8m from Sevilla

Tipped for great things after starring alongside Sergio Aguero and Ever Banega as a youngster during Argentina’s 2007 victory at the under-20 World Cup, Fazio looks set to make the step up at White Hart Lane, following seven excellent seasons in Spain, where he has won plaudits for his defensive displays, many of which came in Sevilla's march to Europa League glory last term.

Expected to give Spurs more of an aerial presence both defensively and in an attacking sense from set-pieces, Fazio is excellent at sniffing out danger and intercepting play, while his confidence on the ball means he fits perfectly into the attacking style of manager and compatriot Mauricio Pochettino.

1. Eric Dier - £4m from Sporting Lisbon

Another major transfer coup and bargain to boot for Tottenham, the arrival of the versatile 20-year-old gives Spurs some renewed tactical flexibility, with Dier more than capable of playing as a central defender or right back for the Lilywhites.

A fast and intelligent player, Dier also has a habit of chipping in with a few important goals, as already evidenced this season and his experience of playing in some of Portugal’s biggest games stands him in good stead for a smooth transition into the Premier League - a real star buy. The only shock so far is that, while the likes of Calum Chambers earned an England call-up Dier was overlooked - what does he have to do Roy?

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