Six players Spurs would be mad to not sign this summer

A strong season from Spurs saw them finish third in the Premier League last season. However, a poor finish, losing two straight matches to Southampton and Newcastle, led to them finishing below Arsenal once again.

Harry Kane truly emerged as a top tier striker with 25 goals to lead the league’s scoring tally, while alongside him midfielder Dele Alli netted 10 goals to sit second at White Hart Lane in terms of netting.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is searching the transfer market for some centre forwards to add to the fray in hopes of surpassing Arsenal, and secure their first Premier League title. The Champions League-qualified Spurs are looking to provide a boost to take them to the next level, and with a good squad in place, only a smattering of quality is really needed.

Here are SIX players Tottenham would be mad not to sign this summer…

Michy Batshuayi

A promising season in Ligue 1 has led to Batshuayi drawing strong interest from the Premier League and other top divisions. Preferring to focus on EUROs before discussing club possibilities, Batshuayi should add to Belgium’s strong squad on the offensive side.

Batshuayi, 22, netted nine goals in 26 appearances during 2014/15 with Marseille before breaking out in 2015/16. The Belgium international scored 17 goals and registered nine assists in 36 Ligue 1 matches, along with four goals in seven Europa League games and two tallies in five Coupe de France matches.

After admitting he was “attracted” to a move to the Premier League, Tottenham have been widely linked to the Belgian star, as well as West Ham.

Tottenham’s Champions League berth could provide an edge in the chase for the offensively gifted player.

Victor Wanyama

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One of the lone non-attackers that Tottenham are seeking, Wanyama provides a stout presence from the defensive midfield position for Southampton, who currently have him under contract for one more season.

Wanyama, 24, appeared in 30 games with the Premier League club, registering one goal and one assist in almost 2,500 minutes of game time last term.

The first Kenyan to ever be employed in the Premier League, Wanyama is valued as a superb leader by his peers. He appeared in his first international match with Kenya at age 15.

Franco Vázquez

Franco Vazquez, a secondary striker, plays that kind of role that Tottenham are trying to fill.

Tottenham are said to be interested, despite Palermo’s desire to retain the creative playmaker. Vazquez, 27, appeared in 36 Serie A matches, producing eight goals and six assists. He has performed admirably in Italy’s top league, scoring 10 goals with 11 assists in 2014/15.

Palermo’s struggles have opened the window for a move for the creative and versatile player.

Alexandre Lacazette

Lacazette

With Tottenham’s willingness to spend, Alexandre Lacazette could leave the only home he’s ever known. The France international was born in Lyon, and has starred with them since youth level.

This past season, Lacazette, 25, notched 21 goals in 34 Ligue 1 appearances. Last season, he found the back of the net 27 times in 33 league matches.

Breel Embolo

Embolo, who is a three-time Swiss champion with Super League powerhouse Basel, has produced identical 10 goal and seven assist seasons the past two years.

Embolo, the Cameroon-born Switzerland international, has received a great deal of interest, and rightfully so. Although he has expressed interest of a move to the Bundesliga, Tottenham have shown an interest in the centre forward.

The striker is extremely powerful for his age, and is technically strong and decisive, with a composed finishing touch to go along with his explosive pace.

Callum Wilson

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Callum Wilson just might go from playing in the Championship two seasons ago to playing with a top club in the Champions League. Tottenham have been linked with the Bournemouth striker, despite him having spent the majority of the season just gone injured.

Wilson, 24, was a crucial piece for Bournemouth in their promotion two years ago, with 20 goals in 45 games to lead the club.

He appeared in 13 Premier League matches this year, chipping in five goals – three of those tallies were a hat trick against West Ham.

He unfortunately suffered an ACL injury in his right knee which ended his season prematurely. Now fully healed and gearing up for the summer, he could become a solid asset for Tottenham.