Opinion: Starting XI and bench we want to see Tottenham field after summer transfers

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a big summer ahead of them as they attempt to rebuild the squad under Jose Mourinho without breaking the bank.

Having said that, I do believe that it is possible by using swap deals, bargain transfers, and loans for the time being.

Spurs can use Kyle Walker-Peters in a cheap swap deal with Southampton for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in order to solve the defensive midfield crisis.

Max Aarons can be picked up relatively cheap from a potentially-relegated Norwich City in order to fill the right-back berth.

Philippe Coutinho can be signed on loan from Barcelona, potentially sending Juan Foyth the other way on a permanent transfer.

Vedat Muriqi can then be signed for around £10m to provide a plan-B back-up to Harry Kane.

Picking a starting XI from these players is extremely difficult as the squad would actually be very strong.

I believe that players like Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli have a slight point to prove and may have to play their way into the starting line-up to start with. Bergwijn should also be given more time to settle in before declaring him a first-team regular.

Sissoko and Hojbjerg would provide a solid base in midfield to allow the likes of Lo Celso and Coutinho to create for Kane and Son.

At the back, pace and youth in Aarons, Tanganga, and Sessegnon would be marshalled by the experienced Alderweireld and Lloris.

Starting XI:

Hugo Lloris;

Ryan Sessegnon, Japhet Tanganga, Toby Alderweireld, Max Aarons

Moussa Sissoko, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg;

Heung-min Son, Giovani Lo Celso, Philippe Coutinho;

Harry Kane


Tanguy Ndombele

Steven Bergwijn

Dele Alli

Lucas Moura

Davinson Sanchez

Paulo Gazzaniga

Eric Dier

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