Opinion: The five positions Tottenham must strengthen in this summer window

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Tottenham Hotspur simply must strengthen this summer if they hope to continue their progression under Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho.

Pochettino put in five years’ worth of hard work and I would not like to see it go down the drain because the club did not see the need for new players.

Here are the five positions Spurs should look to strengthen this summer:

Defensive midfield – 

Arguably the position that Spurs need most. I would say that there is not out-and-out defensive midfielder at the club anymore, since Wanyama’s exit. Spurs desperately need that hard-tackling, ball-winning, no-nonsense, deep-sitting midfield option to solidify the defence.

Right-back – 

Spurs should have invested in a new right-back years ago when Kyle Walker left. Instead, they have looked to promote second choices at the club, such as Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier. It is time for a long-term investment in a young and hungry right-back.

Central defence – 

Spurs are in desperate need of a new central defensive partnership. The days of Toby and Jan are long gone and it is showing on the pitch. Tanganga and Sanchez have promise, but they need a more experienced head amongst them for the new season.

Striker – 

Something Tottenham have needed for years. How the club hope to achieve anything with one centre-forward, an injury-prone one at that, I will never know. Levy needs to find someone who can act as a second-choice behind Kane, but also push for a spot in the first team. No old has-beens on a free transfer, please.

Playmaker – 

Giovani Lo Celso has been a fantastic addition to the team, but I can’t help but imagine how incredible having the Argentine as a deep playmaker and Bruno Fernandes further forward would have been. Spurs have the players to find the net, they just need one more talented creator.

Honourable mentions – 

Goalkeeper – A long-term replacement for Lloris

Left-back – Someone to slot into the first-team as Sessegnon is not a left-back.

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