Parlour includes Tottenham in list of title challengers, on one condition

Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour feels Tottenham Hotspur can be classed among the group of teams that can challenge for the title next season.

Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour told talkSPORT that he includes Tottenham Hotspur in the group of teams that can seriously challenge for the Premier League title next season.

However, the ex-Gunner suggested that the realism of Tottenham’s title challenge depends on how they go about things in the summer transfer market.

He’s suggested that the club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to be backed over any player he asks for as Spurs look to move forward.

“I think Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and United will be in there – Liverpool will be – Tottenham too if they can buy well,” he said.

There are some clear holes in Tottenham’s squad, which Mauricio Pochettino needs to address.

The club have already given themselves an extra option in terms of defence with Kevin Wimmer coming in but there is arguably a need to add another player in attack, as well as an extra option out on the left hand side of midfield.

A striker is essential because of the pressure which has been placed over Harry Kane over the last ten months.

If some of that can be released, Kane has a very good chance of thriving and being consistent against the standards he set for himself last season.

A winger with a good defensive element to his game would also be useful and would allow the boss to move someone like Christian Eriksen back into a central position.

If he can take some of the defensive responsibility away from Eriksen and place it onto another player, who features towards the left of the team, Spurs should hopefully be less exposed down that side.

Tottenham have good resources and need to make the most of them heading into July and August.

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