If reports are to be believed, Tottenham are all set for a spending spree this summer as they attempt to rebuild their squad after two transfer windows of complete inactivity (Daily Mail).
Tottenham, however, will have their work cut out if they wish to sign world class players as they will have to compete with several big clubs across Europe, whose squads are all in a phase of transition at the moment.
One such club is Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal, where Unai Emery is still trying to put his own imprint on the squad after taking over last summer.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright wants the Gunners to sign three players this summer, all of whom have been linked with Tottenham.
The 55-year-old named Leicester pair Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans, both of whom Spurs have been linked with (Telegraph and Sky Sports) as well as Nicolas Pepe, who has been linked with both North London clubs (The Times).
Speaking to The Mirror, Wright said “Someone like Ben Chilwell. He is the kind of left-back who is getting better with every game. He’s an England international now. Somebody that I’m sure is going to be sought after.
“Then there is Youri Tielemans. He came over from Monaco. He’s on loan at Leicester City and he’s someone that – well there are loads of teams linked with him – but he’s someone that you’d want to have.
“And Nicolas Pepe at Lille. That kind of winger with his intensity, pace and skill. Those are the kind of players that are definitely going to improve any team, if I’m totally honest.
“And they’re at the age where they are going to be there for a few years. So that’s a dream list if I’m being totally honest.”
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This transfer window is one of the most important in recent history as reports seem to suggest that several European giants are targetting the same gorup of players. The three that Wright named will certainly be on the lists of a lot of clubs.
It is vital that Levy backs Pochettino this summer and Tottenham bright in a couple of world-class players so that they can maintain their gap over Arsenal.
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