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Four players that Tottenham Hotspur should buy this summer

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After securing the services of Mauricio Pochettino on a five-year deal contract the next step for Tottenham is to fix and strengthen their weak areas.

Thanks to the Gareth Bale £86m move to Real Madrid last summer the North Londoners have brought seven new players to their side, but having a strong midfield is not enough to succeed at the very top of the Premier League and grab that Champions League place.

Last season Spurs suffered from defensive weakness but also up-front with a lack of goals, and with the top four Premier League club spending already massive amounts of money Tottenham's Chairman Daniel Levy and the Argentinean coach must start and bring new players in order to stay a top four contenders.

Top Premier League sides have already spent fortunes

Although the departure of David Luiz to PSG, Chelsea have already spent £62m on the signings of Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa and Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.

Manchester United after bringing Louis Van Gaal to Old Trafford for next season have so far signed Luke Shaw from Southampton and Ender Herrera from Atletico Madrid - a combined price reaching £56m.

Last year's Premier League runners-up Liverpool have brought three players so far with the likes of Emre Can and Southampton players Ricky Lambert and Adam Lallana arriving at Anfield - seemingly spending £37m to compensate for the impending loss of Luis Suarez.

Two key defenders

Spurs, last season, suffered of heavy defeats against top table clubs with a 6-1 loss against big-spending Manchester City and a 5-0 against runners-up Liverpool.

The signing of two defenders, a centre-half and a left-back, would clearly strengthen Spurs' defensive line.

Last season Danny Rose was handed the left-back spot after the departure of Benoit Assou-Ekotto to Queen's Park Rangers on a season-long loan, but it appeared that the young Rose struggled to cope with this position, being more a left-midfielder.

Everyone supporting Spurs knows the existing partnership between the North Londoners and La Liga giants Real Madrid.

At the moment the partnership has gone just one way with the departures of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in the past two years, but we cannot rule out the possibility of a Madrid player joining the other side of the deal - especially given that Spurs will receive £20 million from Real Madrid after they won the Champions League.

The signing of Madrid's left-back Fabio Coentrao would definitely solve some problems defensively. Real Madrid reportedly told Spurs chairman Levy that a £12m offer for the defender would do the trick.

Centrally Michael Dawson has done really well in the past 10 years at White Hart Lane, but unfortunately time has come for him to move on - he seems slower than ever. Southampton defender Dejan Lovren would be another key signing to play alongside Belgian star Jan Vertonghen as a centre-half.

But to bring the Croatian defender, Lovren, to Tottenham as a replacement for Dawson would mean that Levy would have to pay around £20 million for his services which seems unlikely.

Goal makers

The France national-team have impressed during this World Cup in Brazil, reaching the quarter-final to set up a mouth-watering clash against Germany.

Although their race to the final in Rio was ultimately blocked by the Germans, a few of Didier Deschamps' side truly impressed. Mathieu Valbuena was one of them.

France scored no less than 10 goals in five games - and Valbuena was surely one of them to thank for making the game very lively 130 yards away from France captain Hugo Lloris.

The Marseille winger would be a great replacement for Aaron Lennon who had a torrid campaign last time round.

With Valbuena, Spurs forwards Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado would be sure to get many more goal opportunities from the flank - something that both strikers saw rarely last season.

But, wait... where is the player Tottenham need who would get on his toes and break down defences like Gareth Bale a few years back. Luckily there is a certain Frenchman available in London who could move to White Hart Lane.

QPR's Loic Remy should be the one that Levy and Pochettino should bid for - having shown good performances while on the pitch for Premier League promoted side, QPR, two years ago.

And more recently, last season, while on a season long-loan spent with Newcastle, Remy scored 14 Premier League goals in 26 matches - Spurs would have loved his goals last season

Over the weekend, a move to Tottenham Hotspur was mooted on French-TV football weekly show Téléfoot, in a deal worth around £8 million.

Verdict

The likes of Lovren, Coentrao, Valbuena, and Remy would certainly strengthen Tottenham's team and a top four finish would be more realistic for the Lilywhites with a better defence and more attacking options. 

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