As Spurs' season stutters to its conclusion, attention turns to the summer transfer window and rebuilding for a top four challenge.
With a squad full of youth and potential, Spurs aren't in need of a complete overhaul but rather the flogging of some dead-weight and the addition of a few experienced heads in key areas.
A proven Premier League forward capable of tormenting any defence on his day, Mirallas would add much-needed pace and directness to the often ponderous Spurs attack. His versatility across attacking midfield would be useful and would provide competition for the, at times, complacent Nacer Chadli. After his successful loan spell at Everton, Aaron Lennon could be included in a player plus cash deal to suit all parties.
The defensive troubles at Spurs this season have been well documented and reinforcements are a certainty. Alderweireld has enjoyed a fantastic season at Southampton forming part of the second best defence in the league. His ability to play as a full-back or holding midfielder, as well as his natural centre-back position, would add tremendously to squad depth. Spurs are seemingly in pole position for his signature with the player himself stating his desire to play alongside Jan Vertonghen next season, according to the Telegraph.
After being out for over a year with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, it’s easy to forget what impressive progress Rodriguez was making at Southampton. Scoring 17 goals in 40 games in the 2013-14 campaign and making the England World Cup squad, Rodriguez was one of the most exciting forwards in England. Spurs desperately need a reliable alternative to Harry Kane and Rodriguez would provide that. His proficiency operating from wide areas means he need not only be a back-up for Kane but could feature alongside him in a fearsome looking attack. It remains to be seen if he can regain his pre-injury form but with a shortage of attainable proven, Premier League forwards, he is surely worth a punt.
The unsung hero of all unsung heroes, every team could do with a James Milner in their squad. His attitude, experience and versatility across midfield would be an invaluable asset to Spurs’ young side. The likes of Bentaleb, Dele Alli and Pritchard could only benefit from his presence on the training ground and his workrate and aggression on the pitch is tailor made for Spurs’ pressing sytem. His contract expires in the summer but with Liverpool sniffing around, according to Metro, and his somewhat lofty wage demands, his signing could be a difficult one to pull off.