Tottenham Hotspur supporters have had their say on what they want to see from the club this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur supporters believe that the biggest obstacle for Mauricio Pochettino this summer will be his need to sell some of their fringe players.
Spurs are anticipated to be planning a mini-overhaul in the upcoming transfer window, with a number of players set to leave the club.
The Daily Mirror reports that Younes Kaboul, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor are all up for sale, but Spurs fans believe that shifting them on could be an issue.
Spurs are hoping to have a clear-out to allow them to bring in the added quality they need to become Champions League regulars, but it may not be straightforward.
The available players have all been in very poor form during this season and, therefore, attracting the interest of other clubs could be difficult.
Tottenham supporters certainly feel it could be an issue and they have had some interesting opinions on what Spurs' strategy should be in the transfer window.
HITC ran an article suggesting what Pochettino was planning to do over the summer and here are some of the comments that were posted on this site about the matter.
"The biggest obstacle to Poch getting rid of the players he doesn't want is Levy. Levy is the one who signed the cheques for the expensive flops namely Soldado, Paulinho, Lamela and to a lesser extent Capoue. Probably only Capoue could be get anywhere near the purchase price and this is the major obstacle. Levy is very unlikely to agree to selling any player at a huge loss.
"If Mitchel and Poch are allowed to do their jobs and find experienced quality players for the areas we all know need strengthening, plus good youth players are allowed to develop then Levy should accept he made the transfer mistakes, so allow the misfits to leave even at a loss. At best we may get half the purchase price for Soldado and Paulinho may get nearer his original value. I would keep Lamela because he could still improve. Capoue, Kaboul, Ade and Chiriches should all go as well.
"The challenge for Poch may be keeping Lloris if we don't make the top 4. I hope as long as Spurs get close and Lloris sees evidence of good quality players being signed he may stay for at least one more season."
In response to that comment S-P replied:
"Lamela has been okay this season - his first 'real' season.
"Looks like Lloris will stay.
"If Levy hadn't kept a fine check on the financial side of things we wouldn't be in the position we are in - something folk conveniently forget when slating him. Its easy for punters to talk about him just accepting losses - but if all the losses he was supposed to 'just' accept were added up along with all the 'just accepting a lower bids to save the hassles' and all of the 'paying just a little bit mores to get a play earlier' the club wouldn't be one of the financially best run-clubs in the league, it would be in series financial trouble (Aston Villa level, at least).
"Levy hired Pochettino, and as part of an evident long-term strategy. Levy was investigating best practice and then putting things in practice with regard to the youth set-up. And we are reaping the rewards of it now. Maybe folk should give him some credit for that.
"You want Poch to be allowed to do his job - maybe he will want to keep Soldado as one of his options - will you see that as Levy preventing him from doing his job as you want to get rid of Soldado? N.B. this is a hypothetical and could be referring to virtually any player."
E17ender also had his say on the matter:
"The continental system will only work if Levy, the scouts, technical director and head coach work together, so far, I do not believe this has happened. My hope is that we will see a change this coming transfer window, something that we have not really seen since Poch arrived, players arriving that the coach actually wants to improve the team."
Michael Mills is anticipating a busy summer:
"A summer clearout has to occur, before improvements can be seen. Capoue, Adebayor, Soldado, Chiriches, Kaboul, Lennon and Paulinho should have their suitcases packed already. I really hope Lloris will stay, but I suspect this is why Poch has been lining up Timo Horn (the Cologne Keeper) as the stopper elect to replace him. Despite Spurs requiring a centre-back, a central-midfielder, a winger and a striker, they should add to that a pacy left-back and right-back. Yedlin has still to be handed his debut at right-back (although that position for him could change), but left-back is still at times a problem area. Danny Rose has done well but remains an unfinished item. Whatever happens during the summer, I believe Spurs will become stronger and more fiercely competitive next season."