With the dust now settling on Tottenham Hotspur‘s activity – or generally perceived lack of it – within the transfer window, now seems as good a time as any to reflect on the current state of things at White Hart Lane. And in true N17 style, pesssimism appears to be ruling the roost.

For those in any doubt about the supporters’ take on the club’s failure to sign a striker during the January window, you only had to listen to the away fans’ chants of ‘should have signed a striker’ as Jermain Defoe went down injured away to West Bromwich Albion during the weekend. Despite the brilliant acquisition of Schalke’s  Lewis Holtby and a healthy outlook in both the Premier League and the Europa League, it’s not all roses and bright smiles down at White Hart Lane.

So in true Tottenham style, Football FanCast has decided to get in on the act of mass hysteria and treat supporters to what their first XI could have looked like had chairman Daniel Levy looked to splash a little more cash over the last two windows. Taking little consideration for the balance of the side, the financial consequences of attaining these players and indeed whether they were ever likely to happen, here is the starting XI that Spurs COULD have had.

Click on Willian to unveil the starting XI