Mauricio Pochettino could make a couple of tweaks to his starting Tottenham Hotspur team for next season.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will be looking forward to a break over the summer after a productive post-season tour for the club, which will give him further ideas about his squad.
Pochettino has a number of big decisions to make and it will be interesting to see who he lets go and who he goes after in the transfer market, as Tottenham look to close that gap on the top four in the Premier League.
Defender Kevin Wimmer has already been confirmed as a signing from FC Koln, with Pochettino arguably also needed a new striker, winger and holding midfielder.
The boss could also have his work cut out to find a new goalkeeper if the club can’t hang onto Hugo Lloris, with the Frenchman one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and likely to attract significant outside interest.
We’ve had a go at attempting to name what Tottenham’s side could look like next season.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Wimmer, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Mason, Eriksen, Townsend/Bolasie, Lavezzi, Kane
Wimmer could slot right into the heart of the back four and Pochettino could use him to test the motivation and determination in Eric Dier and Federico Fazio.
They will have to rise to the challenge if they want first team game time and Spurs will benefit as a result.
Ezequiel Lavezzi would be a top quality signing for Tottenham if they can do a deal, with the Metro suggesting that his current side Paris Saint-Germain are eager to move him on.
He’s a player with experience playing on the left, which has been a problematic position for Tottenham and he will also create a different option through the middle of the attack, helping to take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane.
He could also swap with options on the other side of midfield such as Andros Townsend or someone like Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace, also linked by the Metro, who could add some real energy.
French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is a holding midfield option according to the Evening Standard, but it’s doubtful whether Pochettino will be able to turn him away from joining another side with Champions League football in the bank.
It will be interesting to see how things pan out.