Despite a disappointing end to their season, Spurs enjoyed a fantastic campaign last time out and will not want to let that go to waste.
Improving on last season’s third place will be very tough in a season which will see the best managers in the world battling out for the title. With the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger all looking to spend big in order to finish top of the pile, Pochettino and Spurs will have to join the spending party in order to compete.
Challenging for the title once again may be out of Spurs’ reach in what is looking to be the most exciting Premier League season for a long time, but they can look to establish themselves in the top four as regulars for years to come.
In order to do this though Daniel Levy and his colleagues are going to have to going to have to open up their chequebooks and aim high, so here are FIVE ambitious targets that could cement Spurs in the top four for a long time to come…
The Belgian striker is the sought after player this summer with a host of clubs chasing his signature. Spurs will have to fight off London rivals West Ham and Crystal Palace as well as Italian champions, Juventus, if widespread reports are to be believed.
The 22-year-old scored with his first touch in Belgium’s Round of 16 tie with Hungary on Sunday and has been turning heads across the continent, but he will come at a price of over £30m. The Marseille forward would offer an interesting alternative to Harry Kane.
Signing the Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder would be a real statement of intent from Spurs as they look to contest on both the European and domestic front.
The 21-year-old scored nine goals for his club side last year including a super solo effort in the 1-0 Champions League semi-final win over Bayern Munich.
The Real Madrid youngster looks set to be on his way from the Bernabeu with plenty of Premier League club’s, including Spurs’ fierce rivals Arsenal, looking to secure his signature.
Spurs already have two impressive wide players in Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, but adding someone with the quality and experience of the 23-year-old could seriously staple Spurs in the top four.
The former Barcelona youngster looks destined for White Hart Lane and could add real competition for top scorer, Harry Kane, over the coming season.
The 20-year-old, who started his career as a futsal player, spent last season on loan at Sporting Gijon from Roma, scoring 11 goals in 30 appearances.
The Colombia international could well be on his way from AC Milan after just one season at the club. The 29-year-old has vast European experience after being the star man at Europa League masters, Sevilla.
Spurs would have to fight off interest from West Ham to bring in the forward, but should they get their man they could really look to compete for the duration of the season on all fronts.