Stuart Pearce suggests key factor which will affect Tottenham's league position

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Former Premier League boss Stuart Pearce feels Tottenham Hotspur's position in the division will be determined by their financial 'clout'.

Former England under-21 boss Stuart Pearce told talkSPORT that he thinks where Tottenham finish in the coming season, will depend on what they do in terms of their finances.

Spurs have been one of the most active clubs in transfer market, buying some good young players while chairman Daniel Levy has done well to move out some dead wood in terms of players who were underperforming in the team.

Pearce has suggested they now need to nail their colours to the mast in terms of the players they buy over the rest of the transfer window, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to further improve his squad.

“I think Tottenham finish where their financial clout dictates they finish; somewhere between fifth and seventh, exactly that,” Pearce told talkSPORT.

What will be Tottenham’s main aim?

The main aim for Tottenham is ensuring that they get into a position where a place in the top four is possible.

Top four equates to Champions League football, which equates to greater finances for the club and a better calibre of player they can look to attract to join them.

It’s not an impossible aim but for the side to get there, but they have to back up the spending they have already shown this summer with further sensible and progressive signings.

Can Tottenham achieve a top four finish?

Tottenham were the closest challengers to the top four last season and if they can improve their consistency over the season, they have a good chance of closing the gap.

Spurs showed last year that they are capable of performing against the best sides in the Premier League, but they struggled at times in matches where they were expected to win comfortably.

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