Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer said on BBC One on Sunday evening (January 10) that Tottenham Hotspur are at a crossroads at the moment.
The former Newcastle and England international striker also suggested that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy should not sell his best players if he wants to do something big at White Hart Lane.
“I think Spurs are at a crossroads now because under Daniel Levy’s tenure he has always sold their best players and now I think they have got a big decision to make, particularly with their new stadium coming along,” said Shearer.
“I think keep this side together, add one or two with the youngsters that are in here and the performances they are putting in.
“Add one or two, and I think they can take on the big boys. So when I said he has got a decision to make: does he keep hold of them or does he sell them?”
Over the past few years, Tottenham have sold their best players, such as Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Dimitar Berbatov.
The current Spurs squad has a number of quality players, such as Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.
If top clubs in the Premier League and in Europe come for them in the summer transfer window, will Levy be able to resist selling them for big money?
Will the players themselves be able to resist if they get offers from the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid?
Perhaps the key to Tottenham keeping hold of their best players in the summer is to qualify for the Champions League.
Spurs are going strong in the Premier League at the moment, and hopefully for the fans, the team will be able to finish the season in the top four.