Tottenham Hotspur could have an exciting front six looking ahead to next season.
Tottenham Hotspur’s midfield and attack have arguably been the strongest areas of Mauricio Pochettino’s team this season.
The midfield has been solid since the turn of the year, while Harry Kane has excelled up front in attack across all competitions.
One of the biggest challenges he’ll face this summer is reinventing his front six players. Here’s an assessment of what that part of Tottenham’s team could look like next season.
Central midfield trio
There’s not much reason for the boss to change too much in this area. A simple combination of Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Christian Eriksen is enough to provide control and attacking potency up front.
Mousa Dembele can come in and provide a more aggressive edge in the middle and if the boss doesn’t retain Benjamin Stambouli or Etienne Capoue, he can sign some cover similar in playing style to Dembele.
The two wingers
Andros Townsend may just keep his place in the team because of the pace and threat he provides when driving forward. He’s probably done just about enough to convince Pochettino that he can feature next season.
The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that there was still interest from Tottenham in Memphis Depay of PSV. He’d be a superb addition to the squad if Pochettino can pull off a deal and would provide balance on either side.
As for the right hand side of midfield, it’s debatable whether Erik Lamela has what it takes to nail down that role. Pochettino could offer someone like Alex Pritchard, on loan at Brentford the opportunity to come in and have an impact on that side.
Pochettino seems to have developed a system based around having one striker. There’s not much need to assess this area because it will be Harry Kane.
Likely front six: Bentaleb, Mason, Eriksen, Depay, Townsend, Kane