Despite the huge investments of the summer, Tottenham under Sherwood have been characterised by a newfound emphasis on homegrown youth.

Central to this has been the emergence of Nabil Bentaleb, a man that Sherwood would have worked closely with during his time coaching the youth teams. Bentaleb has proven that reputation counts for very little in the Premier League, with the youngster happy to go toe to toe with the leagues best midfield talents.

So maybe the answer for Spurs isn’t another spending spree, perhaps the star of tomorrow is already at the club waiting to make the breakthrough.

Click on Tom Carroll to see SIX youngsters we think could be ready to make their mark at Spurs

Tom Carroll