With Tottenham narrowly missing out on a place in the top four, it is clear to all that this upcoming transfer window will prove to be the most crucial of all.

For too long now, Spurs have been on the borderline of playing in the Champions League. 

With their rivals getting stronger and being poised to splash the cash in the transfer window, next season will prove crucial to the future of the London club.

The main topic of concern for Spurs fans will be the future of their star asset Gareth Bale. 

With major clubs like PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona interested in the winger, it seems this year will be the biggest challenge for Daniel Levy.

Bale’s impact on the team is enough to argue that he is worth keeping rather than purchasing numerous replacements, especially given his age which would indicate that the best is yet to come.

However, even with the inclusion of Bale to the team, Tottenham will certainly require a makeover if they are to achieve a top four place next season.

The biggest issue last season which perhaps prohibited them from a top four place was the lack of goals from their two main strikers. 

With Jermain Defoe hitting 31 years of age this year and Emmanuel Adebayor lacking form, it is inevitable that a striker will have to be signed. 

Andre Villas-Boas has earmarked both Christian Benteke and Leandro Damiao to fill this void.

Spurs suffered in the defensive midfield position with injuries to Sandro and Scott Parker last season and despite the latter's return - he is arguably past his peak and will need replacing. 

With young Lewis Holtby proving to be unworthy of a place in the starting 11, a signing such as Christian Eriksen could be on the cards.

Spurs’ main rivals Arsenal look set to be spending big this season with money now available at Arsene Wenger’s disposal. 

This should prompt a reaction from Spurs to sign some big name players and safely secure a Champions League spot. 

Villas-Boas certainly has a job on his hands.


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