Report: Pochettino wants signings in these three positions this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur are apparently looking for a number of new additions to strengthen their squad in the summer.

According to a report in the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to add another centre-back, central-midfielder and winger to their squad in the upcoming transfer window.

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be active over the summer, with the Argentine determined to add the quality required to ensure that his team claim a top-four spot next season.

Tottenham have made great improvements this campaign, but there is a feeling that they are still slightly off the required standard to make it into the Champions League.

There are a number of areas in the squad that need upgrading and Pochettino has clearly outlined his plans early.

So far this season Spurs have never really settled upon a central defensive partnership, with Pochettino struggling to find a regular partner for Jan Vertonghen.

Younes Kaboul, Federico Fazio and Eric Dier have all complemented Vertonghen for stages of the campaign, but Pochettino is looking to add a more reliable defender to his pack next year.

In central midfield, the former Southampton boss will reportedly be looking to add steel and creativity. Spurs have formed the base of their success upon the partnership of Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb, but the two youngsters cannot be expected to carry the team forever.

The pair have worked well in tandem so far, but Pochettino would like a more experienced player to add competition and quality to his team.

Arguably the most important of Pochettino's mooted improvements is his desire to bring in a winger, though.

Tottenham's collection of wide-men - Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli - have all been inconsistent this season and there is no doubt that the Lilywhites need an upgrade in this area.

What is interesting is that the Standard's report does not suggest that Spurs are lining up a striker, which could be a worry.

Tottenham have relied on Harry Kane for goals this season and the youngster has repaid their faith, netting 26 times.

The lack of quality cover for him is a worry, though, and if Spurs do not bring in a striker they could be making a costly error ahead of next season.

The likes of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor have proved that they are not capable of scoring the goals required and it would surely be an oversight from Pochettino if he did not bring in a clinical forward this summer.

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