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Spurs opinion: How Tottenham could line up next season if Pochettino gets his targets

Tottenham have a huge summer ahead of them as Mauricio Pochettino plans to bring in new faces at the club.

The Argentine worked his magic by taking us to the Champions League final and finishing in the top four with a team that had no investment in two transfer windows.

The team had to deal with several injuries and the players came tired from a draining World Cup too.

Tottenham’s finances will be affected by repayment of dues regarding the new stadium (h/t Guardian), but Mauricio Pochettino has handed a list of stars that he wants at the club.

The Guardian reports that Tanguy Ndombele, Donny van de Beek, Nicolo Zaniolo and Ryan Sessegnon are some of the players on the list. Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis has also been linked with us in recent weeks (h/t Sun).

Although we should see some big names coming in, the Guardian claims that a few players could leave the club too. Eriksen is the big worry ahead of the season as the Dane has openly stated that he wants a new challenge.

Toby Alderweireld has been linked with an exit (h/t Sun), however, the Belgian claimed he has a contract with us and is concentrating on the season ahead.

Tottenham a different side in the new season

There isn’t a surety that every player linked with Spurs will sign for us in the coming campaign. However, we could have a completely different side to what we have seen for well over a year now.

Eriksen could be one of the big losses for the club but Giovani Lo Celso can play as the central attacking midfielder for us. The Argentine has been excellent for Betis and is now participating in the Copa America.

Giovani lo Celso
Giovani lo Celso

The midfield really needs some signings after Mousa Dembele was allowed to leave in January, and several players picked up injuries. Harry Winks should be a starter but one of the possible new boys, Ndombele, should start alongside the Englishman.

The Lyon midfielder is a powerhouse and is exactly the kind of player we need. Victor Wanyama was out injured for a long time while Eric Dier was wildly inconsistent last season.

The attack doesn’t change much for us as Dele Alli and Son Heung-min should support Harry Kane. Zaniolo could be a decent signing but he might be on the bench more often than not.

Tanguy Ndombele
Tanguy Ndombele

Spurs could do with another striker acting as cover for Kane, however, Lucas Moura and Son have proved that they can play in that position should the Englishman be out.

Changes in the defence

Alderweireld’s departure would be a huge blow but we can see Davinson Sanchez slot into the team alongside Jan Vertonghen.

The left-back position will be key as Pochettino could swap Danny Rose with Ryan Sessegnon (h/t Sun). The Fulham star was inconsistent last season, however, our manager can get the best out of him.

Sessegnon could play a few games as a left-back but he has been most impressive in the attack.

Kieran Trippier is also being linked with a move away from Spurs (h/t Calciomercato) and that could see Serge Aurier replace the Englishman.

Ideally, we should try and sign another quality right-back in case Trippier leaves, but Manchester United have already bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace (h/t Sun).

Possible Tottenham XI 2019-2020
Possible Tottenham XI for 2019-2020 season

There is no replacing Hugo Lloris at the moment, and the Spurs captain should lead the line-up next season.

It would be incredible if we could spend without a worry in the summer, but we have to be smart with our acquisitions too.

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Signing too many players in one summer could mess our team dynamic. The target has to be winning a trophy next season and hopefully, some new signings can help Pochettino break that duck here.

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Why Tottenham need to be active in the winter transfer window even if they can’t sell players

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Why Tottenham have to buy in January irrespective of possible exits

Tottenham have a big January window coming up. Spurs need to get their house in order after a tough start to the season, and we seem to be out of the race for the Premier League already.

We have only one point from our opening two Champions League games and are out of the Carabao Cup too.

The Times (h/t Sun) claims that Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose and Serge Aurier could be sold in January. Tottenham needed to get rid of these unwanted players in the summer but were unable to complete the deals.

Christian Eriksen

We did sign a few players, but only Tanguy Ndombele has been a regular. Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon have been blighted with injuries, with no starts between them.

Spurs have to spend in January

Eriksen, Dier and even Rose should get us some decent money in January, however, Tottenham cannot decide to act after getting rid of these players.

We need more fresh faces to fix things and there is a chance that the players could try to push for a summer move.

Eriksen is a free agent once the season ends and so are Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld. The trio can demand higher wages due to the lack of a transfer fee, which would be a blow to our finances.

We have to keep a check on our finances as the new stadium is now open, but Daniel Levy has to loosen the purse strings. Bruno Fernandes is being linked with a January move (h/t Sun), and we could do with some cover for the full-backs too.

We could also do with another centre-back joining the club after Vertonghen and Alderweireld’s struggles this season. There is a real fear of us missing out on the top four if things don’t click. Leicester City and West Ham look decent while Chelsea and Arsenal seem to be winning more than losing.

Having extra players would be a strain on the wage bill, and hopefully, we sell some of the deadwood in January.

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Even if we can’t, Spurs have to spend in January to save a season that had so much potential.

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“He has made the decision” – Journalist has some news regarding Pochettino’s future and it doesn’t sound good

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Duncan Castles claims Mauricio Pochettino is targeting the Manchester United job

Duncan Castles claims that Mauricio Pochettino wants to leave Tottenham but will remain in the Premier League.

Spurs have had a tough start to the campaign under the Argentine and recently lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich.

Tottenham have also been unable to get rid of certain players who wanted to leave in the summer. Three first-team stars are free agents at the end of the season and can leave for nothing.

Castles was speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast and claimed that someone close to Pochettino gave him the information. The journalist added that the Argentine was interested in moving to Manchester United (h/t Sun):

“The information I have from someone close to Pochettino is he has very much targeted a new job.

“In his head, he has made the decision he will be moving on from Tottenham Hotspur.

“And the club I’m the told he is targeting at his next job is Manchester United.”

United would be a terrible move for Pochettino

The club might be struggling at the moment, but Pochettino can get us out of this situation. This is more or less the same team that finished second in the Premier League in 2017 and reached the Champions League final too.

The Argentine does have to get things in shape but running away to United isn’t the right move either.

The Red Devils are in an even worse condition than we are and Pochettino would have to start the rebuilding cycle again at Old Trafford. United lie two points above the relegation zone and their players aren’t doing the business.

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Poch is one of the best in the world and we need him to stick around. Hopefully, we get the season back on track soon and the Argentine stays at Tottenham.

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Transfer news: Tottenham an option for Real Madrid star ahead of possible January move

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Tottenham an option for Gareth Bale in the January transfer window

Gareth Bale has been in decent form for Real Madrid this season. The 30-year-old has won several trophies with the La Liga giants but has never really had a great relationship with the supporters.

Calciomercato adds that the Welsh attacker has been unhappy with the appointment of Zinedine Zidane, and the French manager is in his second stint at the club.

Bale has scored two goals and has a couple of assists for Real this season, however, the 30-year-old will leave the club in January (h/t Calciomercato).

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale celebrates for Wales

The report adds that Bale has the option to return to England with Tottenham as a destination, while Manchester United are also linked with the player. The Welsh attacker was close to moving to China in the summer and could still see that happen in January (h/t Calciomercato).

Spurs need to make signings soon

Tottenham need to sign players and it will be interesting to see our plan of action in January. Bale could be a decent option for us, but his wages are on the higher side and he is ageing.

The Wales international can play in several positions and could bolster our attack. However, Spurs could do with someone who provides longevity to the team.

Tanguy Ndombele celebrates after scoring for Tottenham

Our recent signings have been players with potential and hopefully, we get the right stars soon.

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We need to turn things around quickly and have to beat Watford after the international break.

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London rivals keen on landing Tottenham starlet in the January window

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Crystal Palace keen on loan move for Kyle Walker-Peters

Kyle Walker-Peters seems set for a loan move in the January window, according to the Sun. The 22-year-old has featured in four games for Tottenham this season but hasn’t played for us since the Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Colchester United.

Walker-Peters started the season as our first-choice right-back but Spurs have tried Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier in that position too.

Kyle Walker-Peters (L)

The report claims that Crystal Palace are keen on the 22-year-old Englishman, and it will be interesting to see if we let him leave.

A questionable call from Tottenham?

Tottenham are already light on recognised right-backs after failing to replace Kieran Trippier. The Englishman has done a great job at Atletico Madrid and has been recalled by Gareth Southgate for the national side.

Letting Walker-Peters go would leave Aurier as the only natural right-back at the club while Juan Foyth can also play in that position.

Serge Aurier
Serge Aurier celebrates scoring for Tottenham

However, Aurier has been inconsistent since his arrival at Tottenham and the Ivorian has his injury problems too. Palace could offer Walker-Peters regular games but we shouldn’t let him leave unless a replacement is in store.

Tottenham’s defence has been a cause for concern this season and we have shipped 10 goals in our last two games.

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The right-back position has been a problem area this season, and the team needs new signings in the January window.

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