If Pochettino signs these five players in January Tottenham will finish in the top four

Given Chelsea’s demise and Manchester United’s inconsistency, Tottenham have an excellent opportunity to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season and return to Champions League football.

Spurs have been ticking along nicely under Mauricio Pochettino in 2015-16, with a young and able side showing more resilience and fortitude this season.

That said, the Argentine trainer will be weighing up potential new faces over the next month, with these five possible additions having the ability to see the White Hart Lane side seal a place back amongst English football’s elite…

Oumar Niasse

Tottenham’s major transfer priority this month will be a new striker to complement Harry Kane and take the pressure off the England international.

Lokomotiv Moscow forward Niasse has been heavily linked and fits the bill; he is strong, fast and has an eye for goal.

The Senegal international is also at the right stage of his career and would be an excellent choice as a striking alternative to Kane.

Ezequiel Lavezzi

Spurs are also believed to be interested in landing explosive Argentine forward Lavezzi, who is in the last six months of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

A proven performer, the South American will be available at a cut price and would be a shrewd acquisition.

Although he doesn’t fit into Tottenham’s ethos of buying players for the future, Lavezzi has star quality that could be an inspired addition.

Saido Berahino


Whether Tottenham go back in for Saido Berahino remains to be seen, with reasons against trying to sign the West Brom forward evident for all to see.

However, despite the Baggies attacker not being in the same impressive form as last season, he is still an able player and one that could be a useful new face for Pochettino and his team.

With West Brom not as reliant on him this term, a more reasonable price could well be negotiated for Tottenham to finally get their man.

Lewis Cook

Lewis Cook

The success Spurs have had with Dele Alli this season has been remarkable and as such the North London club should have one eye on the Football League for more gems in the rough.

Cook is an England youth-level international and one of the most promising young talents in the Championship.

With Bournemouth reportedly interested and Leeds willing to cash in on the youngster, Spurs should make a move to land another gifted homegrown starlet.

Riyad Mahrez


Arguably the best player of the Premier League’s first couple of months, the scintillating winger will surely be hot property come the summer.

Mahrez would be a stellar addition to the Tottenham team, with his ability to create and score making him a unique talent and one that the White Hart Lane outfit should move for.

With young winger Leicester signing Demarai Gray from Birmingham last week, the Foxes have a replacement and could be tempted by a sizeable offer.