It’s been a bit of a quiet transfer window for a club like Tottenham, who are so used to wasting money on players they either don’t really need or that eventually went on to being Premier League flops.
So far they’ve made careful, calculated signings in the shape of Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier for a combined fee of just £19.5million.
Is Daniel Levy feeling ok?
Perhaps he’s finally learned that throwing a load of money at several average players isn’t the way to go about achieving top four football, because six players have been offloaded this summer, three of which initially arrived at the club thanks to the money Spurs received from the sale of Gareth Bale a couple of summers ago.
This summer, though, Spurs are still very much in need of reinforcements. Particularly up front. Harry Kane surely can’t do it all on his own again.
So last week we asked Spurs fans to vote on the players they wanted Mauricio Pochettino to sign the most before the end of the transfer window.
The results aren’t that surprising, though one of the top five players has no chance of signing for the north London club this summer.
Here’s who Spurs fans actually want this summer…
Spurs have been linked with a move for the Germany international for some time now.
And this summer was no different as reports suggested they were eyeing up a move for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder.
Trouble is, new Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has ruled out any possibility of selling his midfielder.
But Spurs fans really want him to turning out for them next season – 438 of them, in fact.
Soldado can’t score for toffee, Adebayor doesn’t really care and Harry Kane could well be just a flash in the pan after a superb campaign last season.
So the possibility of signing someone like Javier Hernandez would obviously be an attractive proposition not just for the club, but also for the fans.
Pochettino might want to pull his finger out with this one.
559 Spurs fans gave him a thumbs up in the poll, while 154 claim they’re not too keen on him.
The defensive midfielder is another German being linked with a move to White Hart Lane.
The 24-year-old Bayer Leverkusen star is thought to be high up Pochettino’s wish list as he seeks to provide adequate cover just in front his back four following the departures of Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli.
And 547 Spurs fans believe he’s the perfect player to come in and strengthen that area of their team – but the rumours linking him to the club appear to have gone quiet.
Earlier this summer the Borussia Dortmund striker was being heavily linked with a move to Spurs.
For a brief period of time Spurs fans had gotten their hopes up of seeing him doing his thing at White Hart Lane this season.
But then he went and signed a contract extension at Dortmund and put an end of the dreams.
Still, that didn’t stop 591 Tottenham fans voting for him as the second transfer they want to see happen this summer.
Shame it’s not going to happen…
West Brom’s top scorer for last season has recently claimed he wants out of The Hawthorns and wants to sign for a ‘big’ club.
Tottenham believe they can be that ‘big’ club, according to reports, are are considering an official bid for him.
Signing Berahino would make sense given the striker’s successful partnership with Harry Kane for England U21s.
Pochettino appears to have identified him as the ideal man to help create a formidable striker force at White Hart Lane – but he won’t come cheap with reports claiming it’ll take bids of at least £25m to tempt the Baggies in to selling him.
And 738 Spurs fans really, really want Levy to part with that kind of money in order to bring the striker to White Hart Lane before the window closes in a few weeks’ time.