Levy’s transfer conundrum…surely its worth the risk?

Tottenham Hotspur have been labelled as perennial underachievers who have continuously been tipped to challenge the so-called ‘top four’ only to come up short, until now.

Harry Redknapp has successfully guided his side into fourth place this season and has earned the right for a chance to compete in the Champions League proper next term. Should club Chairman Daniel Levy look to invest in the squad to ensure that it is good enough to qualify for the top four on a consistent basis? Or, are they more than capable enough already?

There’s no doubt that Tottenham boast a talented squad with the likes of Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale, Ledley King and Luka Modric amongst their ranks and their improvement is further shown by the six English players who managed to make Fabio Capello’s provisional World Cup squad, but they may want to strengthen in a few areas at least to ensure they can qualify for UEFA’s flagship event and getting there is certainly not a given.

There are a few tough sides the Lilywhites may want to avoid in the all important qualifying game such as Lyon, Ajax, Celtic, Werder Bremen, Sevilla, Porto and CSKA Moscow. Should they fail to win in the qualifying stages then they’ll end up with the likes of Aston Villa, Man City and Liverpool in the Europa League, which would be bitterly disappointing. However, should they reach the promised land and play in the Champions League finals then they can laugh all the way to the bank, but they have work to do.

In the past we have seen the likes of Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick walk out of White Hart Lane for greener pastures, but now they have finished inside the top four it gives them a far better chance on holding onto their stars and now that they have added the pull of Champions League football they should try to bring in at least one world-class star.

Redknapp has previously spoken about making a special Torres-like signing, with one of the main priorities being a top class striker. No doubt Spurs will be linked with every striker at some point this summer, but who should they go for if any?

The club have recently been linked with Michael Carrick, Yossi Benayoun and Craig Bellamy, personally I do not think they should go for any of them and after browsing the BBC 606 boards the Spurs faithful are not keen on them either.

Spurs should be going for better players than the above in my opinion and many of their fans will argue that they can do better. They could potentially pick up the likes of for free William Gallas and Joe Cole from bitter rivals Arsenal and Chelsea. I think an Eden Dzeko or maybe even a Diego Forlan could do very well in north London too.

There is no doubt that they have faith in the squad as it is a they have a lot of talent available already, with many developing players like Bale, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone still improving. But as much as it is a gamble to spend, surely it is more a gamble not to?

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