With Champions League football on the way Tottenham need to be looking for ways to strengthen the squad as much as possible. Mauricio Pochettino has carefully crafted his side to be a high energy, high pressing outfit and whilst that saw his side go agonisingly close to winning the league last season, a sense that extra players were needed soon arose.
Spurs’ playing style is inevitably going to take it’s toll on some players and with the games soon to be coming thick and fast once the Champions League returns, it’s time to act now.
Fortunately there’s plenty of options still out there for a club like Tottenham who have the financial resources and competition status to attract top talent.
Pochettino’s tactics will need to be adopted quickly by the new faces so it might make sense to cast an eye over the Bundesliga which is arguably the most similar in tempo to the Premier League, here are FIVE names that would do well…
Spurs have as strong a defence as any team in the Premier League especially in the centre-half positions with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
This could change however as Vertonghen is attracting the interest of Inter Milan with any potential deal possibly leaving Spurs vulnerable. Ideally then, they need a contingency plan and Jonathan Tah would be perfect.
He’s young but has Champions League experience and he’d fit in quickly to what Spurs are trying to do.
Modeste had a brief and unsuccessful spell at Blackburn Rovers a few years ago but appears to have found his scoring touch now.
He managed a solid 15 goals in 34 games last season for the impressive Cologne side and would give Spurs that extra option up front to support Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen.
He’s 28 and in his prime so would boost the men from north London instantly.
Johnson worked his way through the German international team’s youth set up before switching allegiances to the United States senior side from whom he’s made 49 appearances.
He can play as both a full-back and further up the pitch as a winger whilst also offering decent Champions League experience from his time with current club Borussia Monchengladbach.
The diminutive central midfielder was one of the key parts of Hertha Berlin’s successful 2015/16 campaign as they qualified for the Europa League qualifying rounds.
However, the German club has since been knocked out by Brondby this season and this could lead to Darida assessing his options. He scored five goals last season for the club from the German capital and would probably be available for a decent price.
The Spaniard is a right winger and was part of the Mainz side that caused a number of upsets last season – most notably helping his team beat Bayern Munich away from home with the opening goal.
He’s another young player to fit into Spurs’ youthful squad and would also offer an alternative to Erik Lamela down that right side ensuring competition for places.