Over the summer we witnessed monumental change at Tottenham Hotspur, with Gareth Bale’s £86million departure triggering a £110million spending spree from the White Hart Lane management, bringing in seven new faces along the way.

As a result, the North Londoners are very much an unknown quantity this season. The Spurs faithful, and Andre Villas-Boas, would happily have taken Champions League qualification this season at the start of the campaign, but we are now seven games into the new footballing year and the Lilywhites are just three points off the Premier League summit, adding fuel to the argument that the English title race will be a six-horse affair this season.

So with that in mind, here’s FIVE players AVB should snap up in January to keep alive Spurs’ dark-horse efforts to claim the English accolade.

CLICK ON HERNANES TO REVEAL THE FIVE JANUARY SIGNINGS TO MAINTAIN SPURS’ TITLE BID

Brazil midfielder Hernanes