As January rolls in, football fans across the UK rejoice at the opening of the transfer window. Teams from all tiers of the football league will look to strengthen their squads where necessary and players who have enjoyed a good spell up until the halfway point in the season can sit back and wait for the top managers to come knocking.
One team in particular that should look to strengthen their squad is Tottenham.
Spurs have enjoyed a successful start to the campaign and are currently sitting pretty in fourth position in the Premier League at the 20 game mark. And, with the spoils of the contested Champions League spot comes the ability to attract players of the finest quality.
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Whilst Tottenham have never been known to spend big on world-class players, should they fully utilise the funds available to them, they could well enjoy their most successful campaign in recent years.
Defensively solid this season, manager Mauricio Pochettino should be looking to splash the cash elsewhere, with a plethora of attacking players who would jump at the chance to sign on the dotted line and be wouldn't break the bank in the process.
First order of business. Andros Townsend, Erik Lamela and Nabil Bentaleb should all be heading for the exit door after failing to live up to expectations this season.
Quite frankly, it shouldn’t be hard to replace them, the Premier League has an abundance of attacking talent on offer this season, Marko Arnautovic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Yannick Bolasie, Dusan Tadic, Riyad Mahrez, Bojan Krkic, Georginio Wijnaldum, Dimitri Payet - all of whom wouldn’t look out of place in the starting XI.
Whilst Harry Kane is a proven formidable striker when on form, that takes Spurs' number of top quality strikers to a grand total of one.
Obvious room for improvement. If looking to take a punt on an in-form cheaper option, Pochettino could turn his attention to the likes of Jamie Vardy or Odion Ighalo. Both are performing well at smaller clubs in stature this term and would surely thrive in a squad of better quality.
If not, then Spurs fans - as well as most in Europe - will be licking their lips and rubbing their hands at the blistering form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this year.
A less likely option for sure, but the striker might well fancy his chances in England if they can meet the wage demands.
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