Hoddle is behind current boss Mauricio Pochettino and has shifted the focus firmly on those responsible for transfer policy at the club.
Indeed, the ex-Spurs coach says the north London side have the right style of football for a title tilt - just not the right ingredients.
Hoddle told the Express: "There have been glimpses this season that Tottenham could one day become title challengers - they are playing the right style of football to do it, they just have to get the ingredients right. They simply have to buy right to move on."
So who should Spurs target?
The complexity of the modern-day transfer market makes no new signings easy.
But what can be pinpointed is exactly where Tottenham need to strengthen. A striker is a pressing concern as cover - or a partner - for Harry Kane.
Out wide, Spurs are also short of quality, which is perhaps more important than the need to strengthen through the middle. In central midfield, Pochettino's side could do with more but have enough there to work with.
The back four is Tottenham's biggest weakness, however, and a right-back and centre-back (the former more than the latter) will be needed unless the club's current defence can really shape up.