Former Premier League and England defender Danny Mills has warned Tottenham will go backwards if chairman Daniel Levy does not free up cash to spend on players this summer.
Spurs had one of the lowest net spends in the league last season and have performed admirably this campaign, currently in second place with one game to go.
Mills has told SportLobster that the chasing pack are expected to invest, and has picked out three areas he believes Tottenham need to improve their squad ahead of next season.
He said: "The chasing pack will improve next season and if Levy doesn’t allow Pochettino to make additions then they will go backwards.
"A striker to support Harry Kane is an obvious area to strengthen. Wimmer did well when he came in to cover Vertonghen but another central defender wouldn’t hurt and I’d look to acquire another central midfielder because if you take out Alli and Dembele they look a bit short.
"If they can attract genuine quality then Spurs will be right up there again next season, without a doubt. But a word of warning for excited Spurs fans;- there are about five or six clubs who could make a similar claim and it will be fascinating to see which of them can step up and make that necessary improvement to once again challenge for a league title.”
The positive for Tottenham is that unlike Liverpool who competed valiantly to win the title in 2013/14, they will be keeping hold of their best players.
The Reds sold Luis Suarez and fell apart as they struggled to replace him, even this season sitting in eight place at this late stage of the campaign.
Spurs have the nucleus of an outstanding side which are all young and likely to improve, and after securing qualification for the Champions League, more money is likely incoming which can address the squad areas Mills describes which need strengthening.