Opinion: Five low-cost high-quality signings Spurs should make this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur are in dire need of reinforcements all over the pitch this summer. In my opinion, a new striker, creative player, right-back, left-back, centre-back, and defensive midfielder are all needed.

However, the financial downturn from the coronavirus and a potential lack of Champions League football next season will likely reduce Mourinho’s budget considerably.

Therefore, Spurs must somehow find some high-quality signings for bargain prices. Here are five that I think Levy should definitely be looking at.

Vedat Muriqi – A no-nonsense centre-forward from Fenerbahce, Vedat is exactly what Tottenham need to plug the hole left by Llorente and offer some back-up to Kane. The 26-year-old has 13 goals and five assists in 26 games this season, so he knows where the back of the net is too.

Eberechi Eze – Ideally, this would not be the perfect transfer window to get Eze from QPR. However, I think that leaving it another season could result in his transfer value doubling. Spurs should use the downturn and their relationship with QPR to their advantage. I believe that the London club would accept £15-20m, plus some Spurs players on loan next season.

Willian – A simple free transfer if and when his contract with Chelsea comes to an end. He may be over the 30 age barrier, but he is experienced and still has immense quality, even just as a squad player.

Max Aarons – Spurs have needed a new long-term right-back for years. Max Aarons, for me, fits the bill perfectly. Young, English, Premier League experience, a high ceiling, and Norwich will likely need the cash this summer.

Philippe Coutinho – Spurs would never be able to sign the Brazilian on a permanent deal. However, they should certainly be eyeing up a loan deal with Barcelona if possible, with an option to buy next summer. Even if Tottenham had to shell out £15m to sign him on loan for a season, I would see that as a positive investment.

Final note – I would add that centre-back and defensive midfield signings are also top priorities this summer and we cannot survive without reinforcements there, even if potential bargains have not yet materialised.

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