Tottenham were long thought to be at the head of the race for Louis van Gaal’s signature this summer, only to be thwarted by the managerial situation at Manchester United. But that’s not to say the game is up.

The current Netherlands coach hasn’t confirmed where he’ll be next season, but the feeling is that one way or another he’ll end up in the Premier League. If Spurs do manage to convince the veteran coach, van Gaal will bring with him a wealth of experience at getting the most out of his players.

Moreover, if the Dutchman arrives at White Hart Lane, he may look to his current group of Dutch internationals in order to strengthen the squad at Tottenham.

Here are the six players who could arrive in north London alongside van Gaal.

Click on Siem de Jong to see the full list of potential recruits

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