They say that the great teams were built from the back and it’s a philosophy that the management of Spurs have clearly taken to heart.
Having already signed right-back Kieran Trippier and central defender Kevin Wimmer, the club today added Toby Alderweireld to their back four options.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2015
Will two quality options for every position in the defence, Mauricio Pochettino can now move on with rebuilding the rest of the side. The midfield area looks like the natural place to start.
With Paulinho and Lewis Holtby sold, Etienne Capoue having left to join Watford and Benjamin Stambouli poised to join him, the number of midfielders are dwindling. Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new contract and Ryan Mason will be looking to build upon his successful season, but the futures of the other midfielders still at White Hart Lane are somewhat up in the air.
New signing Dele Alli will probably be part of the squad but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he was loaned out at some stage of the season. Tom Carroll and Mousa Dembele are also competing for a place in the squad, but both have plenty to prove and could be sold if the right offer came in.
At least one new central midfielder needs to be signed and it’s defensive specialist that is required. Long-term target Morgan Schneiderlin seems to be on his way to Manchester United and it is now Everton’s James McCarthy that is being heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane.
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