Tottenham XI: Stars of the future
GMS Academy member Keir Little looks at a potential Spurs XI of the future - but do you agree?
GMS Academy member Keir Little takes a look at a future Tottenham XI that could dominate in the Premier League for years to come - but do you agree?
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Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Always reliable, Hugo LLoris has the potential to be one of the best in the world and could keep the no.1 jersey at Spurs for many years to come.
Right-back: Kyle Walker
Fast, defensively reliable and a threat going forward, Kyle Walker has been a revelation over the last couple of seasons.
Centre-back: Jan Vertonghen
In last season’s Premier League Team of the Year, it’s vital Tottenham keep hold of Jan Vertonghen, with the Belgian having been a colossus at the back for Villas-Boas' side.
Centre-back: Chris Smalling
Manchester United's Chris Smalling would compliment Vertonghen perfectly, and Spurs should do all they can to lure the ex-Fulham stopper to the Lane.
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Left-back: Danny Rose
After a successful loan spell at Sunderland last year, Danny Rose looks like a new signing and continues to go from strength-to-strength.
Despite a failed deadline day move for Fabio Coentrao, Rose is good enough to fight off competition and make the left-back spot his own.
Centre-midfield: Tom Carroll
Just one of the promising young talents to come through Spurs' youth system, Tom Carroll is always looking for the forward pass.
Highly-rated by coaches at the Lane, Carroll is set to have a bright future in the game and will play a starring role from Spurs in the years to come.
Centre-midfield: Lewis Holtby
Bought from Schalke last season, Lewis Holtby is another midfielder always looking for the striker, suiting Tottenham’s style of play perfectly.
Out of favour at present, the German international has time on his side and is good enough to force his way back into Villas-Boas' first-team plans.
Right-wing: Erik Lamela
As a replacement for Gareth Bale, Erik Lamela has a lot resting on his shoulders, but I think he is up to the task.
Attacking midfield: Christian Eriksen
At £11.5 million, Tottenham have picked up a very good player in Christian Eriksen, and one that will only get better.
Left-wing: Stephan El Shaarawy
One of the most promising young footballers in the world, at 20-years-old Stephan El Shaarawy has already attracted attention from all over Europe.
Could Spurs prise him away from the San Siro and get him plying his trade in the Premier League?
Striker: Christian Benteke
Heavily linked to Tottenham prior to signing his new and improved contract at Villa Park, Benteke is sure to be on Spurs' wish-list should he become available again in the future.
With 18 goals in 2013 to date, Benteke is one of the most prolific strikers in European football and would lead the line perfectly for Villas-Boas.
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