Tottenham Hotspur started this season by becoming the first ever Premier League club not to bring in a single new signing over the summer.

Spurs continued on their penniless pursuit through January too, with no new signings, but the sale of vital midfield man Mousa Dembele.

Tottenham amazed many by keeping pace with Man City and Liverpool at the top of the table for a while, but proceeded to fall away through March, picking up just a point from a possible 15 during one period.

The gulf in class began to match up with the gulf in transfer budget, as Spurs struggled to compete with the money behind the squads of City and Liverpool.

Spurs are currently a whopping 19 points behind Man City in second, and 21 points behind League leaders Liverpool, highlighting the gulf.

Ex-England man Stuart Pearce believes that Man City and Liverpool will fight it out as the top two clubs for the next few years.

Pearce said (Sky Sports): “These two are streets ahead of the rest. Tottenham are in third place and they’ve lost 11 games. So that’s quite excessive when you consider Liverpool have lost one.

“That’s what they’ve got to do to catch those top two. I don’t see many teams rivalling that top two in the next few years. I don’t think they’ve got the financial clout to do it.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I believe that Tottenham are most certainly on the up. A quality young manager, a new stadium, world-class training facilities, and a fantastic squad of players. All that’s missing is a huge investment in terms of transfer budget, and I believe that it is only a matter of time before that is released. If Spurs can go out and bring in three or four big players this summer, as well as retaining Eriksen and Alderweireld, I think all is possible next season.

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