Tottenham Hotspur certainly have the foundations of a great side under Jose Mourinho, having won their first three matches under the stewardship of the Special One.
However, there are improvements to be made after conceding two goals in each of the three games, as well as players to replace if the likes of Alderweireld, Vertonghen, and Eriksen leave on free transfers.
Let’s take a look at the five positions Mourinho needs to invest in over the next two windows:
Central defender –
Tottenham have needed a new centre-back for some time now, with Alderweireld and Vertonghen slipping. If Mourinho manages to convince them both to sign extensions, then I would say only one new centre-back is needed. But, Spurs do need a new long-term partner for Davinson Sanchez at the back.
Defensive midfielder –
With Wanyama probably on the way out, Spurs will need a new defensive midfielder. I can’t see this Eric Dier experiment working, so I would guess that Spurs will need a new first-team star, especially if Mourinho wants to play with a front four and Aurier as a wing-back.
With this front four formation, Spurs are often playing two wingers in Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura. While Tottenham have the likes of Sissoko, Lo Celso, and Lamela to come in, they lack a real out-and-out winger to rotate in.
Harry Kane is one of the best in the world and will play most weeks. However, he needs a rest every now and then, and Spurs need someone to provide him with that. I hope that Parrott can fill that role, but Mourinho may prefer an experienced alternative.
The left-back position at Spurs has remained the same for a number of years. I don’t think Danny Rose is anywhere near his best at the moment, and Ben Davies is consistent but doesn’t offer much going forward if needed.
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