What Tottenham transfers could Levy make for Pochettino in late summer?
FootyOn experts look at six potential Tottenham transfers following a quiet summer ahead of their first league game at Wembley.
Spurs often make headlines in the transfer window, and this summer has been no different.
Mauricio Pochettino has seen Kyle Walker sold to Manchester City for a reported £50,000,000, while fellow full back Danny Rose hit out at the club’s transfer policy.
It is a transitional time for Tottenham while White Hart Lane is redeveloped.
Club chairman Daniel Levy has the team playing all their home games at Wembley this term, having done so in last season’s Champions League.
We’re yet to see Spurs sign anybody yet, but there is still time with the transfer window open.
What potential Tottenham transfers could happen? Here are six candidates…
Serge Aurier may be moved on in PSG overhaul
After seeing their domestic dominance of Ligue 1 ended by Monaco last term, French giants PSG have responded with statement signings.
It’s not only Neymar’s arrival at the Parc des Princes either, but fellow Brazil international Dani Alves joining on a free from Juventus.
This has pushed Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier down the pecking order, though some disciplinary issues had already done that in truth.
An exit from Paris looks likely for Aurier, who has been consistently linked with the Premier League even before signing for PSG.
While Kyle Walker-Peters caught the eye with a Man of the Match display on his Premier League debut, Kieran Trippier has missed the start of the season injured.
That leaves Spurs short at right back; so, if Pochettino could get the best out the temperamental Aurier, this may be a worthwhile avenue to explore.
Aurier is odds-on at 8/11 with Sky Bet to be among Tottenham transfers in this window.
Davinson Sanchez another defensive option
The player Spurs have been linked most heavily with in recent days, though, is Ajax centre back Davinson Sanchez.
Splitting up first-choice pair Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, who are picked together by Belgium as well, is a big ask.
Vertonghen spent some time sidelined last season, however, and Austria international Kevin Wimmer has never looked like providing real competition.
Colombia defender Sanchez comes off a well-documented talent production line in Amsterdam and previous Tottenham transfers like Christian Eriksen have seen them raid Ajax before.
Rumoured interest in this rough diamond from the Eredivisie may be to add other attributes for occasions when Spurs play with a back three.
The versatile and dependable Eric Dier often drops back from the holding role to centre half when Pochettino uses this system.
Sanchez has specialised in playing at the heart of defence, though, and Dier could remain in midfield if Tottenham capture the Colombian.
Ryan Sessegnon could be a cross-capital raid
Fulham have been fending suitors off with a stick when it comes to their Under-19 European Championship winning left-sided starlet Ryan Sessegnon.
Reports of Spurs attempting a £25,000,000 swoop follows interest from Liverpool, who instead signed Scotland counterpart Andy Robertson.
There have been rumblings at the Craven Cottage club about buying Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett, which would potentially pave the way for Sessegnon to be sold.
Tottenham nurtured a similar raw talent in Gareth Bale into a then world-record transfer to Real Madrid.
Any need for Sessegnon does seem to depend on Rose’s future, though.
Both defending Premier League champions Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested.
Denis Suarez and Sergi Roberto may be surplus at Barca
Barcelona are hardly in turmoil, but Neymar’s departure makes La Liga very interesting.
Replacing the Brazil forward will involve bringing someone in from elsewhere, while the fruits of their fabled La Masia academy can be found at a few Premier League clubs these days.
Sandro Ramirez signed for Everton this summer, while fellow forward Bojan Krkic was a coup capture for Stoke City in 2014.
Pedro Rodriguez and Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas are other examples of this, so why don’t Tottenham take advantage.
Utility player Sergi Roberto would be particularly handy for Pochettino’s squad, plugging gaps caused by injuries and suspensions.
Denis Suarez, meanwhile, has some experience of life in England as he spent time in Man City’s academy and made a couple of cup appearances.
Reports claim Pochettino and Levy are prepared to hijack Suarez signing for Napoli and spend £27,000,000 on bringing him to Spurs.
Ross Barkley reportedly on radar
Ever since Ronald Koeman told Ross Barkley to sign the new contract Everton offered him or be sold, the England midfielder has been touted among potential Tottenham transfers.
Given the presence of international colleague Dele Alli and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen in Pochettino’s squad, it’s hard to see where Barkley fits in.
That has not stopped this being a consistent story in the rumour mill, though.
Barkley, who can leave Goodison Park for nothing next summer, has Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen for competition on Merseyside.
Koeman will not shy away from freezing Barkley out of his plans if he isn’t in them.
Whether Spurs is a suitable destination doesn’t change the fact that Pochettino would boast real strength-in-depth if Barkley went there.
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