Upon his departure from Tottenham Hotspur in 2019, Mauricio Pochettino warned of a monumental rebuild to get their side up to the level of their impressive new stadium. Two years on, and the Argentine’s prophecy has inevitably been fulfilled. With the uncertainty surrounding star striker Harry Kane and the old guard that reached the Champions League final either ageing or already moved on, a new era beckons in North London, overseen by Nuno Espírito Santo.
Toby Alderweireld and Érik Lamela have already departed and Gareth Bale looks unlikely to re-sign after a lukewarm return to the Lilywhites. The acquisition of Bryan Gil from Sevilla looks like a good start but if Kane is to depart for Manchester, Spurs will have a formidable war chest at their disposal. The responsibility lies with Daniel Levy not to blunder the money and effectively employ the players that can set up a new era and overturn all football betting odds predicting another underwhelming year at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Here are some signings that could make Tottenham a stronger side for years to come.
Adama Traore – Wolves
While the questions over Traore’s end product will always linger in the air, the Spaniard would be a sensible addition for Nuno. The pair spent time together at Molineux and surrounded by better players, Traore could become one of the most dangerous wingers in the league. Some may view the signing as showing a lack of ambition but with Spurs gridlocked in the UEFA Conference League they may have the funding for top players but not necessarily the pulling power that the top four possess. Traore would be a safe bet to kick start the Nuno era provided others are recruited to support the explosive and direct style of the winger.
Joško Gvardiol – RB Leipzig
This summer has shown that although recruitment is strong at RB Leipzig, they are willing to sell their star players. Having already lost Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konaté in the centre of defence, Joško Gvardiol could be a great option for the future of Spurs, provided Leipzig will sell. At just 19 years old he may need some gradual easing in to deal with the physicality of the Premier League, but the young defender looked comfortable at the Euros for Croatia, displaying his versatility across the backline and his aerial presence. It may take time for Tottenham to have as formidable a centre-back partnership as Belgians Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, but the addition of Gvardiol would stand them in good stead for years to come.
Lautaro Martínez – Inter Milan
The most ambitious signing on this list, all football betting tips have linked Lautaro Martínez with a move to England since his emergence as a youngster for Inter Milan in 2018. Although the Argentine has just won Serie A and would be turning down Champions League football, Tottenham need a marquee signing if Harry Kane is to depart, and with the funds that transfer would bring a big money move for Martínez might be unlikely but certainly not impossible. Scoring 19 goals in 48 matches across all competitions last season, he would bring in the safety net of goals but at a valuation of £72 million it would take a club record fee to prise him from I Nerazzurri.