Opinion: Six players Tottenham should buy this summer to complete rebuild

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Tottenham Hotspur started their rebuild in the January transfer window when they brought in Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan, Steven Bergwijn from PSV, and made the Giovani Lo Celso loan deal permanent.

However, the rebuild must continue in a big way this summer, as Spurs look to trim down their squad and remove the deadwood, while also investing in new stars.

Here are the six players I want to see Spurs buy:

Youcef Atal – Right-back – The speedster looks to be full of energy, desire, and pace, much like a prime Kyle Walker back in the day. A new right-back is certainly needed for Tottenham this summer.

Nathan Ferguson – Right-back -As I would sell Aurier and Walker-Peters, an understudy right-back is also needed. Ferguson will likely be available on a free in the summer and Spurs should snap him up.

Nathan Ake – Centre-back – With Jan Vertonghen potentially leaving on a free, Spurs need a new centre-back. I like what I see in Ake and having a left-footed left-sided defender is always a bonus.

Ben Chilwell – If Spurs want to go big and push for a title in the next few years, they have to make big transfers. This one would certainly match that. Chilwell is arguably up there in the top three left-backs in the league right now, but would need to be tempted away from Leicester.

Ebereche Eze – Attacking midfield – I think Spurs need another attacking, driving, and creative midfielder to compete with Dele Alli in the centre of the pitch. The 21-year-old Eze looks to be the real deal and should be relatively cheap right now.

Timo Werner – Striker – Spurs have needed a new striker for half a decade. It is time to go big on someone who can not only replace Kane when he is injured, but can play with him too. Werner is the real deal and would surely be open to a Premier League switch.

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  1. Not sure this is six players I would necessarily be looking to buy, but I find the ideology in many ways agreeable to the notion of Tottenham’s growth as a football club. Nevertheless, that said knowing all to well how Levy operates I honestly believe at least half these players listed will sit outside the budgetary constraints in which the Tottenham chairman always asserts such tight control. Tottenham may well spend this summer as Mourinho looks to reshape, the real question here is will it be focussed in the right ways and will it be enough to challenge for honours? I recommend you don’t hold your breath on that one!


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