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Having a small and compact squad does have its perks. The manager knows his player extremely well, the spirit in the team and chemistry is incredible and even the players know what is expected from them and who plays when and how well.

There are a lot of downs to having a small team as well and Tottenham are now dealing with the perils of a small squad now. The injuries to Jan Vertonghen and earlier to Moussa Dembele seem to have hit the team hard and with barely any world-class backup, the side are losing steam in the Premier League.

Though Tottenham could still pull off the dream of winning the Premier League, but having a few top players could well have seen them stay clear of Leicester at the top of the league. With a new transfer window coming up soon and Tottenham surely playing in the Champions League, here are three players they should sign next season.

Victor Wanyama

The Kenyan was just one of the players who was linked with a move away from Southampton fairly recently, though Ronald Koeman has been able to keep the defensive midfielder from leaving the side, it seems only a matter of time before he does leave the South coast.

Tottenham might have Dembele and Dier to cover the spot for the midfield but apart from Dier, there really isn’t anyone else who can play this defensive role. Wanyama knows the Premier League and has shown that he can star in it and Tottenham should sign him.

Kevin Gameiro

The Sevilla striker might be a bit of a risk to sign but he is 28-years-old and certainly has done well in La Liga. The Brazilian hasn’t set the league on fire and maybe moving to England could certainly get him going again.

Gameiro has always had the talent but has not been able to fulfil his promise and well Mauricio Pochettino could be that person who unlocks the ability that has been within Kevin. It still is a pretty risky deal but Gameiro and Kane as partnership certainly could and would work.

Saido Berahino

The deal that almost took place, didn’t take place and then almost took place again but didn’t. The love story that is Berahino and Tottenham should be concluded at the start of next season and with two English youngsters leading the lineup for Spurs, it could lead to a lot of goals.

Berahino would not be cheap but certainly he would want to move and Tottenham are the perfect place for him, should Pochettino be willing to bring in someone who has a bit of an attitude problem.

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  1. Woody

    April 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    So a couple of things, first off wanyama would be a good signing, but I doubt he would want a squad player role and unless Dembele or Dierwolf gets injured he will start on the bench. He would be better than mason or Carroll to come on late in a game to secure a lead. Second, Gameiro doesn’t fit the new purchase criteria as he is too old and wouldn’t add anything to the team other than another warm bench seat. Third, Berahino would be a good signing if he can keep his attitude in check or he will end up starring for the U-21s until January (refer to townsend) and he wouldn’t be as expensive as he would have been last year or earlier this year as he is entering the last year of his contract. As he has made it clear he doesn’t want to be at west Brom any longer that means that this next transfer window will be the last time the baggies can get any money for him. Expect a £15 million bid being accepted for him whether it’s from Spurs or another team. Other than that all I can say is cheerio.

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Levy shares concerning message about why Tottenham couldn’t sell players in the summer



Daniel Levy highlights why Tottenham couldn’t sell players in the summer

Tottenham face problems as several players are keen on moving from the club, according to the Mirror.

Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen are in the final year of their deals and could leave for free next summer.

Daniel Levy recently spoke about Spurs not being able to sell their unwanted stars, during a meeting with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust.

Daniel Levy of Tottenham
Daniel Levy

The chairman explained that clubs weren’t keen on some of the players and the offers on the table weren’t acceptable either.

The minutes of the meeting read (h/t Mirror):

“DL (Levy) said Tottenham had been one of the biggest spenders among Premier League clubs in the recent transfer window. It had also not generated all the sales the club hoped for.

“DL reiterated just how difficult it is to get a transfer over the line.

“In 90 per cent of instances either a buyer could not be found for a player or the player did not wish to join the club that had expressed an interest in buying them.”

Not being able to sell players that don’t want to be at the club is a problem, and that seems to have affected us. It is a little shocking that we couldn’t get deals done and now have to keep them until January at least.

Levy suggests there could be other departures

The chairman also spoke about the players in the last year of their deals and added that Spurs couldn’t force anyone to sign a new deal. Levy also claimed that some stars have been at Tottenham for a long time and wanted to play elsewhere.

It could be a painful summer for Tottenham, with several players possibly leaving the club. This would start another rebuilding cycle and we should not have fallen into this phase after the great work done by Mauricio Pochettino.

Replacing Eriksen or Alderweireld will not be cheap. However, we will lose them for nothing if they run their contract out. Tottenham have a lot of work to do in the coming months and hopefully, we don’t lose our competitive edge.

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We are already struggling in the league this season and have to turn things around quickly.

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Former England manager backs Tottenham boss Pochettino to snub Premier League rivals



Sam Allardyce backs Mauricio Pochettino to snub Manchester United job

Former Everton and England manager Sam Allardyce has backed Mauricio Pochettino to stick with Tottenham.

Manchester United and Spurs have had poor starts to the season, and Pochettino has been linked with the job at Old Trafford (h/t Metro).

However, the Red Devils are below Spurs in the table, and Allardyce claims Tottenham have a better side than United (h/t Metro):

“I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment

“At the moment, Tottenham are a better squad than Manchester United – and that is a telling fact.

“It’s alright saying, ‘this is Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world’, but has it got the team to go with it to represent Manchester United?”

Tottenham are still in a better place than United

Although our season has been far from satisfactory, Spurs are capable of turning things around. Pochettino is one of the top managers in the world and just needs to tweak certain things in the team.

United, for their part, don’t seem to have a proper game plan and most of the players aren’t doing well.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started his career at Old Trafford with a bang but after becoming the permanent manager, things haven’t been great.

They lie two points off the relegation zone and face Liverpool after the international break. Tottenham face a struggling Watford, and we should get the three points against the Hornets.

Allardyce is right in suggesting we have a better squad than the Red Devils, and it is time for the players to step up.

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Pochettino can only do so much and it will be interesting to see how we perform after the international break.

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German giants see Tottenham star as a cheaper alternative for Brazilian midfielder



Bayern Munich see Christian Eriksen as cheaper option than Philippe Coutinho

Bayern Munich are the latest giants to be linked with Christian Eriksen, according to Sport 1 (h/t Sky Sports).

The Bundesliga giants have a fantastic squad at hand but are interested in landing the Dane, who is a free agent in the summer.

The report adds that the Bavarians will fight Real Madrid for the signature of Eriksen. However, the Dane is open to leaving London for Munich (h/t Sky Sports).

The Tottenham star is one of the most creative players in the Premier League, and Bayern see him as a replacement for a summer signing.

Eriksen to replace Coutinho?

Philippe Coutinho had a woeful time at Barcelona and was allowed to join Bayern on loan in the summer.

However, the Germans see Eriksen as a cheaper option to Coutinho and he could be signed for nothing in January (h/t Sky Sports).

The Dane could do a great job at Bayern but Coutinho has had a decent start to his career in Germany.

The Brazilian has two goals and two assists from six Bundesliga games and was one of the stars during the Copa America. Eriksen, for his part, has struggled for form this season and only has one goal and an assist.

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Eriksen wanted to try something in the summer, and it will be interesting to see where he plays next season.

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Tottenham star turns down €6m-a-season deal in hopes of moving away at the end of his contract



Christian Eriksen turns down contract offer from Tottenham

Christian Eriksen seems set to leave Tottenham after he rejected a 50% pay increase on his current deal, according to AS (h/t Daily Star).

The Dane is a free agent at the end of the season and Spurs have attempted to keep him at the club.

Eriksen isn’t the only player on the final year of his contract, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen too in the same boat.

The report claims that Eriksen earns €4m per season after tax and Tottenham were willing to raise that to €6m.

The new deal would have put Eriksen on the same pay scale as Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris, however, the Dane would still earn less than Kane (h/t Daily Star).

Tottenham could have made a huge sum in the summer

Real Madrid are still keen on the 27-year-old Dane and could move for him in January (h/t Daily Star).

They were hesitant to move in the summer after their grand spending on Eden Hazard and other stars. Tottenham wanted €70m for Eriksen in the summer while Real were also keen on Paul Pogba (h/t Daily Star).

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen

Eriksen can negotiate with foreign clubs in January and move on a free transfer at the end of the season. The 27-year-old hasn’t been at his best but Spurs have also struggled this campaign.

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The Dane could be a big loss for us, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up next season.

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