Tottenham look likely to make their third signing of the summer, with Georges-Kevin Nkoudou set to follow Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama to White Hart Lane.
All three deals fit the current template for the type of player being targeted by the club. They are young, relative bargains in the modern transfer market and though talented, are not yet the finished product.
There seems to be a divide amongst Spurs fans as to whether this is the right approach. While the majority seem happy for the club to continue a strategy that has proved successful, there are also those that think that having made a title challenge last season, the time is to push on and add proven class to the ranks.
Teams that finished outside the top four last season have added the type of players who they can realistically expect to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact, such as Chelsea’s purchase of N’Golo Kante and Manchester United’s signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
In light of the improvements that our rivals are likely to make due to their stellar signings and new managers, is Tottenham’s transfer policy going to be enough to see us compete for honours again?