What six Spurs summer signings would suit?
FootyOn experts assess six potential Spurs summer signings after Danny Rose calls for a big name arrival in north London.
Tottenham left back Rose wants to see the club make a major statement in the transfer window after finishing Premier League runners-up to Chelsea.
“For the next season coming, we have to do a lot better in the Champions League and make one marquee signing that can help us push forward,” said Rose in a recent radio interview.
His words echo those of many Spurs supporters, who have instead seen their best players sold for big money in recent years.
Dimitar Berbatov, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale are notable examples, but Rose hopes the boot will be on the other foot now.
Who could be tempted into joining Tottenham?
Check out our experts’ six suggested Spurs summer signings…
Monaco, like Tottenham, are often the victims of their own success and end up selling their most talented names.
Evidence of this is already apparent this summer, as Manchester City splashed out a reported £43,000,000 on Portugal attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva.
Fellow forward-thinking player Lemar has been a revelation down the left wing for Leonardo Jardim’s Principality outfit this summer.
A haul of 14 goals and 17 assists from the flank not only aided Monaco in their Ligue 1 title triumph, but also helped them reach the Champions League semi-finals.
With Arsenal also linked to Lemar, how sweet would it be if Spurs snatched him from under the nose of their fiercest rivals.
Ronald Koeman threatened to sell Everton midfielder Barkley if he didn’t sign a new deal at Goodison Park, but will he carry it out?
The Toffees’ attacking midfielder has been linked with Manchester City before, but it’s Spurs who are promoting English football talent most among top teams.
Barkley’s Three Lions national teammates Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are all regulars.
Whether he would be able force his way into the Tottenham team remains to be seen, however.
If Moussa Sissoko is sold, then there is squad space to accommodate Barkley, but it’s how Mauricio Pochettino fits him in the XI.
France forward Gameiro is likely to see his prolific partnership with compatriot Antoine Griezmann broken up at Atletico Madrid.
While reports claim Diego Simeone and the Atleti board have lined up Lyon marksman Alexandre Lacazette as a replacement for Manchester United target Griezmann, they also have a number of attacking options returning from loans.
With Atletico icon Fernando Torres also still at the Vicente Calderon, Gameiro may go in search of regular football elsewhere ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
Tottenham need alternatives up front to Premier League Golden Boot winner Kane to ease the goal-burden he’s been carrying.
A senior striker like Gameiro, who has experience of European football at PSG, Sevilla and Atleti, would fit the bill nicely.
Brazil winger Costa is rumoured to be unsettled at Bayern Munich as Carlo Ancelotti prefers Kingsley Coman.
Although the Samba Boys became the first nation – apart from tournament hosts Russia – to qualify for the World Cup next summer, his place on their roster is far from definite.
Regular first-team football and strong performances would surely cement Costa’s place in the plans of Brazil boss Tite, though.
While Spurs don’t have the best recent record with Brazilians – Paulinho and Heurelho Gomes are considered flops – they do have history of South American stars.
Ever heard of Ricky Villa and Osie Ardiles?
What more can highly-rated French forward Dembele do at Celtic after his maiden season ended with an unbeaten domestic treble?
Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to keep his 32-goal top scorer at Parkhead, but it seems Scotland is a little too easy for Dembele.
This Fulham academy product has played in London before and Spurs’ recent success has come from placing faith in young attacking players.
Dembele looks an ideal addition, because he matches that profile exactly.
Competition is likely to be fierce if Glasgow giants reluctantly agree to sell, so Tottenham may find it tough to secure the transfer.
They are 8/1 with BetVictor to do a Dembele deal, and bring him to the club where his Belgian namesake plays.
Finally in our list of recommended marquee Spurs summer signings, we come to recent Argentina call-up Lanzini.
A bright spark in a difficult maiden campaign for West Ham United in the Olympic Stadium.
Slaven Bilic may find it hard to reassure his best players that the Hammers are going in the right direction.
Lanzini making a cross-capital switch to link up with compatriot coach Mauricio Pochettino cannot be ruled out.
Eight Premier League goals this past term is a better return than Barkley.
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