Spurs fans are dreaming of Champions League glory after an incredible match at the Etihad recently, which will go down as one of the great games in the history of the competition. As a result, they’re as low as 7/2 with some bookies to go all the way. Some of the best football betting sites in the UK have them at 9/2, which is a slightly better value. Certainly worth a punt if they keep up their form that’s for sure.
But what does the summer hold for the club regardless of whether or not Pochettino steers the side to the final in Madrid?
First Thing’s First – Top Four
Spurs need to ensure they qualify for the Champions League via their league position. That should be the number one aim. It’s all very tight at the business end of the season, and it may well come down to the last day to decide who makes it. There’s not a lot you can do about Kane’s injury other than hope he can come back sooner than anticipated. But the likes of Son, Moura and Llorente are doing well filling the void.
Bournemouth away on May 6th has been pinpointed as one of the games that could go either way. Spurs should beat them on paper, there’s no denying that. However, it’s sandwiched right in between the Ajax games, so it’s a potential banana skin. Bournemouth have nothing to play for either, so the pressure’s off them. With Wilson and Fraser playing well, it’s a crucial fixture that could have a big say on whether Spurs finish in the top four or not.
Summer Signings and Departures
Tottenham need to sign players this summer. Ok, so a new £1bn stadium might not allow for a splurge, but some top talent needs to come in. Toby Alderweireld is rumoured to be off, and Jan Vertonghen’s not getting any younger.
With Fulham now back in the Championship, Ryan Sessegnon could be available for a cut-price fee. Spurs have been admirers for a while, so we’ll see what happens there.
Maxi Gomez is another transfer target according to reports. Celta Vigo aren’t safe in La Liga yet either. If they go down, expect plenty of clubs to fight for his signature at a decent price.
Jack Grealish. A player who nearly signed once before is still highly thought of in North London. He’ll command a huge fee, though, so Spurs would need to probably sell before even considering a bid.
Others on Tottenham’s radar? Franck Kessie from Milan, Zaha from Palace, Jarrod Bowen from Hull, Herrera from Porto, Everton’s Andre Gomes, Dennis Man at FCSB, and Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha. These have all been mooted in the last few weeks and months. Again, we’ll see what happens, but some players may need to depart before a large sum of money is spent this summer.
Spurs have plenty of youngsters coming through, and it would be great to see some of them get a chance from the bench towards the end of the season.
Looking ahead to next season, though, one player that fans would love to see in amongst the first team in the near future is Troy Parrott. He performed beyond his years once more against Swansea recently, bagging a brace in Wales to continue his impressive form in what is his first season at the club since being plucked from Belvedere’s youth side in Ireland. If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ll see that plenty of Spurs fans have called for him to be given a chance this season. There’s still time before the last game, but expect him to be given chances in pre-season if he continues to play well in the next few weeks for the Under-23s.
Regardless of what happens between now and the end of the season, the summer transfer window is an extremely important time for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Spend well, and they’ll challenge for the title next season as well as staying competitive in Europe. However, if they fail to spend again or spend little, how long do you give the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane before they want to start winning trophies? Let’s hope this time next year we’re all celebrating a fantastic season and, finally, a trophy! This season isn’t over yet either. The Champions League. We can all hope.
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