Mauricio Pochettino will lead Tottenham into Europe as he tries to make an impact in the Europa League by building a team that can fit his style of play.
He could be giving a lot of club youngsters a chance to prove themselves in the first team, but will still need to add extra reinforcements to add much needed depth into the side.
With Roberto Soldado having problems finding the net, another striker could be a priority target as Pochettino will begin considering his options when it comes to adding the side with players who can instantly improve the squad.
Here are SIX ‘out-of’the-box’ signings that could possibly make an immediate impact in Spur’s bid to improve from their previous season…
Name: Romelu Lukaku
Price: £20 – £25 million
Romelu Lukaku is a transfer target for a host of European clubs, especially after Chelsea are believed to be offering him out on loan. Whether Tottenham Hotspur can seal a permanent move or not, the young Belgian is sure to become a goal scoring threat, after netting 15 in 29 starts for Everton last season.
With experience in the top flight with the Toffees, a move to Tottenham Hotspur will be no different. Roberto Soldado has been finding it hard to score goals the previous season as a change in the striking department could fix the club’s goal drought.
Name: Javier Hernandez
Club: Manchester United
Price: £13 – £16 million
Scoring seems to come quite easily for Javier Hernandez, but with such a limited playing time at Manchester United, his time to move could be edging closer. Tottenham Hotspur are currently in search of a striker with the Mexican being the perfect candidate.
Mauricio Pochettino will want to bring the experience of the United striker who can surely fit into the Spurs game plan as he could start a partnership alongside the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado, or even Harry Kane.
Name: Morgan Schneiderlin
Position: Central Midfield
Price: £20 – £25 million
Morgan Schneiderlin could be the next Southampton star to depart the club with Tottenham a possible destination. Despite not having a big role for his national squad, he did play a major part in his club’s rise to a very convincing 8th place finish.
With Spurs finishing just two places above the Saints, Schneiderlin shouldn’t have to adapt too much to his new team-mates if he does make the switch to White Hart Lane. He would be regarded as the perfect midfield general to dictate the game.
Name: Jay Rodriguez
Position: Attacking Midfield (Right / Left) / Striker
Price: £18 – £23 million
Former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is now in charge of Tottenham is keen to bring his former player to White Hart Lane despite the player still nursing a damaged crucial ligament in his knee. He was tipped to be part of the England squad for the World Cup before his long-term injury rules him out of the entire tournament.
Having worked under Pochettino before during their time with the Saints, he can easily adapt to the style as it is believed the new manager will deploy a similar game plan to that of his previous club. Rodriguez netted 15 goals in 30 starts before suffering the injury to his knee and could become a real goal scoring threat should Roberto Soldado lose his place.
Position: Left Wing
Club: Shakhtar Donetsk
Price: £17 – £20 million
Bernard could be the spark of creative Tottenham Hotspur could be lacking due to his creativity and ability to take players on. Despite his small size, his he can out run many defenders with his pace while able to carve out killer passes to create goal scoring opportunities.
At 21, he already has a role on the Brazil national team and would have enough experience to step into the English game. With his speed on the ball, he could be deployed opposite Aaron Lennon in order to give Spurs very quick counter-attacking options down both flanks.
Name: Memphis Depay
Position: Left Wing
Club: PSV Eindhoven
Price: £10 – £15 million
Memphis Depay had an impressive World Cup run scoring two and providing one in four matches, three of them which saw him come on as a substitute. Despite his young age, his performance on the world stage can be replicated at club level with Tottenham should they decide to make a move for him. He also managed 12 goals and seven assist in 32 appearances for his PSV this past season.
Although Spurs are packed with a large midfield, the quality of Depay could see him earn himself a starting berth if he manages to put up some quality displays. In addition, he can even be used as a super-sub until he matures and gains experience in the English Premier League.