Despite finishing behind Arsenal on the last day of the season it’s been a good campaign for Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino and his men were, towards the end of the season, the main rivals to Leicester for the Premier League crown before the wheels came off against West Brom and Chelsea.
Up to that point Tottenham had played some of the best football in the league, with Harry Kane proving he is a top level striker and Dele Alli emerging as one of the best midfielders in England. Add to that, Spurs’ watertight defence and the fact they have the youngest average age squad in the Premier League highlights a team that are evidently going places.
Pochettino has his team following his every word and going into next year, with 2015/16’s experience still fresh in mind, who’s to say the club can’t win the league? Spurs also have Champions League football to enjoy next campaign and this will inevitably draw players to White Hart Lane.
If Spurs want to compete on all fronts they’ll need the players to do so and with all the foundations needed to attract new signings, there’s no reason why they should miss out on their targets. This in mind then, we at FootballFanCast think this FIVE are the most important to Spurs’ fortunes next season.
Whilst Harry Kane isn’t injury prone it’ll only take one knock to leave Spurs alarmingly short up top. Kane is a fantastic forward but needs someone to help share the goal-scoring burden and Berahino would help do this. The West Brom man does have potential but may not realise it under Tony Pulis’ defensive approach. If there is one man who could help the Englishman improve though, it’s surely Pochettino.
Malli managed eleven goals from 34 games this season from midfield. The Mainz man is 24-years-old and Spurs have been rumoured to be following the Turkey international for some time so perhaps now, given his stats in the Bundesliga, the time is right. Malli will play at EURO 2016 so could attract further interest if he performs well and this might force Spurs to act before the tournament kicks off.
Batshuayi scored 24 goals in all competitions for Marseille this season to really announce himself on to the European stage. A genuine contender to start for Belgium at EURO 2016 he’s suggested that he’d like to play in the Premier League next season and would be a huge boost to Spurs frontline. A striking pair of Kane and Batshuayi would terrorise Premier League defences and with both having time on their side Spurs would score goals for fun for years to come.
Coric is the latest in a long line of talented Croatian midfielders – something Spurs are rather fond of. The Dinamo Zagreb man was influential in winning the Croatian league this season and could follow in the footsteps of Luka Modric and Nico Kranjcar. As another young player, Pochettino would surely get the best out of him as Spurs build an exciting young team.
One of Spurs flaws came to light when Mousa Dembele was suspended at the end of the season – no cover for the box to box role. Without Dembele in the midfield Spurs lacked some bite and drive in the centre of the pitch, reflecting in their performances and so a new dynamic player should be a must. Victor Wanyama would be the ideal man to bolster this position in the team and would probably like the opportunity to reunite with Mauricio Pochettino once more.