Tottenham Hotspur are surely set to be busy this summer, making up for 16 months without a single new player.
Spurs fans will be hoping that the lure of Champions League football, a world class manager, and an appearance in the biggest final in club football last season will be enough to convince some new stars to join up.
However, there is no guarantee that Spurs will get who they want. This is my worst possible XI for the start of next season:
(Note – Obviously it is within reason, as the worst possible Xi would be to sell everyone and replace them with non-League players.)
Paulo Gazzaniga starts in goal, which may not seem like a bad thing, but would probably mean that Hugo Lloris has been sold. While the Frenchman had an iffy season at times, I think he came good towards the end of the campaign and deserves another chance.
Ryan Sessegnon comes into left-back, with Danny Rose being sold. I think it is far too soon for Sessegnon to be a starter, and I’m not sure he is a left-back yet either.
Vertonghen retains his place, but has a new long-term partner in Davinson Sanchez as Toby Alderweireld was sold for £25m.
Despite a poor season, Kieran Trippier remains at right back, with the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Max Aarons going begging.
Winks and Sissoko remain the central midfield pairing, with no investment in this position.
Son, Alli, and Harry Kane remain in the front line for Spurs, with Christian Eriksen replaced by Wilf Zaha. I am by no means convinced the Palace winger can make it at a big club.
What do you think of this line-up?
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