With the signing of Victor Wanyama seemingly set to be announced at any moment, the club now have proper cover for defensive midfielder Eric Dier, after a season in which he was barely given a rest.

Another player who the side struggled to replace last season was Mousa Dembele. With the Belgian currently unavailable for Belgium with an ankle injury – reportedly in danger of missing the whole tournament – and suspended for the opening games of next season for Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino has something of a dilemma.

Dier and Wanyama could be paired together, but this looks like a combination only likely to be seen away from home against top opposition, or when trying to close out a victory.

Then there are club youth products such as Nabil Bentaleb, Tom Carroll or Ryan Mason. None excelled last season but are all young enough to make the very sort of improvement that Dembele himself did last season.

Dele Alli is another option. He is well capable of playing in a deeper midfield role and though he was shifted further forward – mainly due to his goalscoring ability – ultimately his future could lie in the middle of the park.

The final solution is to go out and buy someone else. With Wanyama set to sign for a relatively cheap fee, there could be the money available to bring in someone else, especially if the likes of Bentaleb, Carroll and Mason are not rated as good enough and are sold.

With Dembele suspended, sometimes prone to niggling injuries and turning 29-years old this summer, Tottenham can’t afford another season in which they struggle to win games without him. What’s your solution to this problem?



  1. I’m not impressed with the targets so far wanyama sanabria not excited to say d least I’d like to see Lorenzo insigne he can play attacking midfield and striker

  2. The Irish boy Hendrick looks a decent player. Seems to be playing his best ever football now that all his injuries are behind him. Could be a real player with decent players around him, would bring him on no end and bring out the very best in him. He was a cracking youth and schoolboy player but the injuries set him back.

  3. definitely need dembele cover. Would love a young gun. Like tielemans, bazoer etc. Someone who can develop with game time in the CL as well as PL.

  4. I would either give carrol a couple of chance coz the way he scored the goals and his mindset is there but he is not strong enough in midfield. Another option is probably putting eriksen there and let son or chadli play on the left flank. If i insist on buying someone, in fifa i would buy


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