How Tottenham Hotspur could line-up next season

Tottenham Hotspur will head into the next transfer window in desperate need of giving their squad a major overhaul.

While manager Jose Mourinho is expected to have more than £100 million to spend, he will need to be creative in order to assemble the team he wants.

With that in mind, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that the Spurs’ boss will make some huge decisions this summer.

Read on as we take a closer look at the areas Mourinho needs to address and predict how Spurs may line up next season.

Defence in need of major makeover

With goalkeeper Hugo Lloris struggling for consistency, it would be no surprise to see Mourinho take drastic action this summer.

Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale has already been linked with Spurs and could be a valuable addition to the first-team squad.

Mourinho is also expected to rebuild his defence, with Toby Alderweireld likely to be the only survivor from this season’s first team.

RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is believed to be on Mourinho’s wishlist to partner Alderweireld, and they would undoubtedly be a formidable centre-half pairing.

Max Aarons looks a potential candidate for right-back after impressing with Norwich City, while Ryan Sessegnon will probably get the chance to nail down the left-back spot.

Finding the balance in midfield

Spurs will be around fifth in the outright market with BetEasy to win the title next season and finding the right balance in midfield could be the key to their hopes.

Gedson Fernandes and Giovani Lo Celso may be the pairing Mourinho runs with next season, although the likes of Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele will hope to be in the starting XI.

Ndombele has failed to impress Mourinho thus far and a move for Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia wouldn’t be the biggest shock.

Dele Alli is likely to be handed the number 10 role, although he will need to become more consistent if he is to survive under Mourinho.

Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min look a good bet to occupy the wide roles, although don’t be surprised to see Mourinho make a move for Willian if he fails to agree a new deal at Chelsea.

Time to wave goodbye to Kane

Selling Harry Kane might be an unthinkable prospect for many Spurs fans, but it is something that may need to happen to get the squad where it needs to be.

With the likes of Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid interested in Kane, the club could spark a bidding war if they decided to let Kane leave.

A rumoured fee of £150m would give Mourinho additional funds to work with and potentially have the same impact at Spurs as Philippe Coutinho’s sale had on Liverpool.

Luka Jovic, Marcel Sabitzer and Odsonne Edouard are all viable targets and signing two of that trio would soften the blow of losing Kane.

Spurs remain over reliant on the England captain and his recent injury issues have highlighted why the time may be right to add him to the list of players they should sell this summer.

Possible Spurs starting line-up 2020/21: Ramsdale, Aarons, Upamecano, Alderweireld, Sessegnon, Fernandes, Lo Celso, Son, Alli, Bergwijn, Jovic.

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