Your realistic Spurs XI for this season

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The new Premier League season is creeping up on us and there is plenty of talk in cyberspace of players arriving and departing White Hart Lane.

We’re all fed up to the back teeth of the constant Bale to Madrid rumours, while on the flip side speculation of Roberto Soldado moving to Spurs is gathering pace and taking Twitter by wildfire.

This got us thinking. What is your realistic Tottenham Hotspur XI which AVB will field by the end of the summer transfer window?  Realistically we’re only going to bring in 2-3 other players at most by the end of the transfer window, so you can strengthen your squad by this amount and with a transfer budget of £40million.  And as the title says, lets be sensible here – no Messi or Ronaldo in your teams.

Leave your team choice below.  Here’s what we come up with:-

Lloris

Walker Kaboul Vertonghen Rose

Sandro

Lennon Paulinho Dembele Bale

Soldado

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  1. You're exactly right with your team in my view. Holtby, Siggy, and Chadli should also have major and frequent roles, as should others tbf.

  2. 4-3-3

    Lloris

    Walker. Vertonghen Kaboul. Rose

    Sandro

    Paulinho. Dembele

    Lennon. Bale

    Soldado

    Subs: friedel, chadli, BAE, siggy, Dempsey, Dawson, Defoe

    Bale slightly, only slightly, more central as the team is basically built around him

  3. Lloris
    walker kab vert rose
    paulinho sandro dembele
    chadli bale
    soldado
    and if bale goes
    lloris
    walker kab vert cointrao
    paulinho dembele sandro
    di maria chadli
    soldado

  4. daniel levy a business man would see selling bale for £100m as a huge success and rightly so, levy would be the man who sold the worlds most expensive player having picked him up for 9 mil as a 16 year old… levy could also take the angle that refusing to sell the worlds most expensive player is an achievement. Only Levy knows Bales fate, not agents, or twitter, or ITK fools… no matter what happens spurs and levy are winners

    • AVB and Paulinho have been reported to say they have been assured Bale is going nowhere. As we did not qualify for the CL for them and any potential signings who are going to feel they are joining a club on the up will want to know the same.
      Also the commercial deals Gareth has recently made makes it very difficult for him to go even if he did want to, and so far there isn't a shred of evidence to suggest that.
      The papers are full of unsubstantiated nonsense.

      I agree with the writers eleven except I would go for Chadli instead of Aaron as he has much more of a goal threat. I still believe we need a better CB. I like the guys we have but we consistently concede more goals than our rivals. Football is not rocket science, score more goals and concede less.

  5. You're way off with your squad there. Completely ignoring where Bale is now playing.

    This is the most likely starting squad:

    4-4-3

    Lloris
    Walker,Kaboul,Vertongen,Rose
    Paulinho,Dembele,Sandro
    Bale,Soldado,Chadli

    4-2-3-1

    Lloris
    Walker,Kaboul,Vertongen,Rose
    Paulinho,Sandro
    Lennon,Bale,Chadli
    Soldado

  6. Agree with TotalHotspur although 4-3-3, not 4-4-3.

    Chadli is most effective on the left and Bale on the right. Both cutting into the middle and having shots. Full-backs will be the ones providing more width and putting crosses in.

  7. One think that stands out here – any of these combinations are quality ! We should be aiming for more than the top 4

  8. I would like to think we will go with 433 or 4321 as Avb did use it a few times last season so…

    …………..lloris………….

    Walker……Dawson/kaboul….verts… Benny

    ……..paulinho….sandro….dembele/holtby

    Bale………soldado….chadli/Lennon or if the rumours are true about bale then…

    Lloris

    Walker Dawson/kaboul. Vert. Coentrão

    Paulinho. Sandro. Dembele/holtby

    Di Maria. Soldado. Chadli/Lennon

    I hope to see siggy and Carroll and dempsey get more game time this season.

  9. If Bale stays:

    Lloris

    Walker Vertonghen Kaboul Rose

    Sandro Paulinho

    Dembele Bale Holtby
    (Lennon) (Chadli)
    Soldado

    If Bale leaves: (% How likely it is that we get him)

    Lloris

    Walker Vertonghen Kaboul Coentrao {70%}

    Dembele Paulinho Eriksen {55%} or Nasri {30%}

    Di Maria {40%} Soldado Chadli
    (Nani) {30%}

    They probability of us getting all these players are quite slim but I think they could be very good signings

      • Yes, played for Arsenal and yes, he´s a bit of cunt on and off the pitch but you can´t deny the fact that he is a brilliant football player and also a possible signing due to the lack of playtime in City. Although would rather see Eriksen instead for sure.

  10. @totalhospur I think the fa and premier league might take issue with the 443. Would be great if we could get away with it!

  11. Lloris:Walker,Kaboul,Vertongen,BAE:Sadro,Paulinho:Bale,Dembele,Chadli:Soldado: subs:Friedal,Dawson,Rose,Lennon,Siggurdsson,Holtby and Defoe

  12. Same as me except for 1 player.

    4-3-3

    Lloris
    Walker,Kaboul,Vertonghen,BAE
    Paulinho,Dembele,Sandro
    Bale,Soldado,Chadli

    4-2-3-1

    Lloris
    Walker,Kaboul,Vertonghen,BAE
    Paulinho,Sandro
    Dembele,Bale,Chadli
    Soldado

  13. Loris
    Walker Kabul vertonghon bae
    Sandro
    Paulinho dembele
    Lennon. Bale
    Soldado

    If bale goes

    Loris
    Walker Kabul vertonghon contrao
    Sandro
    Paulinho. Dembele
    Di Maria Chadli
    soldado

  14. Leave Rose out ofthe team and all the combinations are fine. Rose is not a Premiershi playr. We ned to play 3–5-2 so that we can accomodate l our be payers:

    Lloris

    Kaboul Dawson Vernghen

    Lennor Paulino Sandro, Dembele, Bale

    Soldado Defe

  15. ……………………………lloris………………………….
    Walker……….kaboul………..vertonghen…..rose

    ………..sandro………dembele……..paulinho……

    ………Lennon………soldado………..bale…………

    Bench: friedel,Dawson,caulker,holtby,sigurdsson,Chadli,Defoe.

  16. Caulker is the next best thing and a better footballer than ‘long ball Dawson’ n in my eyes rose is not quite there yet but if ever there’s a time to try him it’s now.. So I’d go with loris walker caulker/Kaboul vertonghen/Dawson rose/ vertonghen…. Sandro paulinho dembele/siggy …. Bale soldado/Damiao Lennon/Chadli …

  17. Tom Carroll would be first on my team sheet because he is the only effective creative passer of the ball that Spurs have.

    …………………………..Lloris………………………….

    Walker……….Kaboul………..Vertonghen…….New L.B.

    ………….Sandro…………..Paulinho……

    ………Chadli………Carroll…………Bale…………

    ……………………….Soldado………………………..

  18. Llores,

    walker, Dawson ,Kaboul,Vertongen

    Pauliniho Sandro Dembele

    Chandi Soldaldo. Bale

    433 , that can just as easily become a 451

    The 3 in midfield will be very strong although my opinion we lack cover there!

  19. Lloris

    Walker Kaboul Vertonghen Bae

    Paulinho Beast

    Lennon Bale Chadli

    Soldado

    Or Avb’s preferred formation which I think he will use these season 4-3-3

    Lloris

    Walker Kaboul Vertonghen Bae

    Paulinho Dembele Beast

    Chadli Bale

    Soldado

  20. Lloris

    Walker Kaboul Vertonghen Rose

    Sandro, Paulinho

    Lennon Dembele Bale

    Soldado/Defoe/Damiao

    If people dont think Rose is good enough for BPL, why is it so that he were one of the best players on Sunderland last season? As far as I know that should qualify to beeing "Good enough for the premiership"(or maybe you don't count Sunderland as a premiership club…?). At the moment the only thing we need to strenghten is the forwards, as we got many young players coming up (like Tom Carrol). I would also rather see a local norwegian 3rd division player in the team line up than a Real Madrid player!

  21. lloris
    walker, kaboul, vertonghen, coentrao
    sandro, paulinho, dembele
    bale, soldado, chadli

    without bale…
    lloris
    walker, kaboul, vertonghen, coentrao
    sandro, paulinho, dembele
    (nani / di maria), soldado, chadli

  22. 4-1-3-2… Lloris / walker – Kaboul – Vertoghen – rose / sandro / Lennon – dembele – Chadli / Bale – Soldado

    Holtby and siggy should get more game time also! Dempsey and Defoe can be impact subs when we need them to come on with their brilliance!

  23. This is tough because although I’d love to see sandro, paulinho and dembele all start and for it to work, I am slightly concerned that we may be a bit vulnerable to wide attacks having 3 CMs especially if we still have BAE on the left and lennon being pushed higher up thus not providing as much cover for walker…don’t get me wrong I can’t see many teams getting through the centre of the pitch which is assuring but we’ve never looked convincing dealing with crosses (lloris has helped significantly but still) the last thing we need is teams exploiting that weakness!

    as for up front it all depends on whether bale goes, if the offer of 50 million + di maria + coentrao is true (unlikely) then I think we’d have to take it as the money alone would not guarantee finding someone to (attempt to) fill the gap whereas di maria would never join us would it not be for this deal and coentrao would be one of the top 3 LBs in the league easily

  24. WIth strong Opponent: 4-2-3-1

    Lloris
    Walker Kaboul Vertonghen BAE
    Sandro Dembele
    Bale Paulinho Chadli
    Soldado

    With weak opponent: 4-4-2
    Lloris
    Walker Kaboul Vertonghen BAE
    Lennon Sandro Paulinho Chadli
    Bale Soldado

  25. WOW!!! Just to remind everyone: We have not signed Soldado yet!!!!

    AND if we do not do so until 3rd of august then he will not come (because of tax changes… blabla)

  26. Without Gareth, which is likely then:

    Lloris

    Walker..Dawson… Vertonghen…coentrao

    Sandro….paulinho

    Lennon….dembele….chadli

    Soldado … Defoe

    Please get us Di Maria, hulk and one other

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