Last year's summer transfer window was a busy one for Tottenham Hotspur – to put it mildly.
By the time Sky Sports' Jim White had declared the window closed in his typically overwrought manner, the Lilywhites had spent a staggering £110 million on new acquisitions, welcoming seven new players to White Hart Lane.
Despite losing Andre Villas-Boas midway through the season, and their abysmal record against the top four (shipping 27 goals in eight games), Sherwood’s men are well placed to equal the north London club’s record Premier League tally of 72 points – providing they beat West Ham and Aston Villa in their final two fixtures.
A Champions League berth was no doubt the target for this season, yet the fact Spurs are in touch of high-flying Everton, in spite of all the travails that have beset the club in previous months, suggests that the foundations of a very good side are already there.
As such, Daniel Levy and Co. will likely counsel restraint this transfer window, concentrating on refining an already talented squad rather than introducing too many new faces. Nevertheless, there's always room for improvement.
Whether it's Sherwood, Pochettino, Van Gaal or some other unnamed manager in charge next month, Spurs' bloated squad will need to be streamlined.
Let’s take a look at the seven players most likely to be on the chopping block when the market opens for business in May.