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Ever since Mauricio Pochettino took over at Tottenham Hotspur, they have turned into a solidified, compatible and world-class team. Spurs have challenged for the title twice and secured elite Champions League football for two seasons now. In fact, the Lilywhites finished last season with 86 points, which would have let them lift the PL trophy in any other season.
Talking in terms of the present, Spurs have dilly-dallied at times but on an overall note, have done well in the league and the European stage. However, there are a number of clubs who are investing in their side and with Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea looking to add more players next season, we have to do the same.
Here, we’ll try to analyse what signings can turn Spurs into a team to beat, as they are certainly exhilarating when in full flow.
Here are three summer signings that could make Tottenham Hotspur title contenders next season:
Zaha is one of the finest talents in the Premier League and is surely far, far better than a player who is to be at a relegation threatened outfit in Crystal Palace. He is explosive, talented and a direct minded player. He can run past defences alone and is fantastic with both feet.
Zaha’s change of pace is probably one of the best in Europe. He can certainly provide more competition to Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and add a direct threat to the lineup. Unlike the other Spurs wingers, Zaha is an out and out wide player, an area the North Londoners need to focus on.
It would be delightful to see the Welsh superstar back in his old, beloved club. Bale has not been a regular want at Madrid in recent months and hasn’t been at the best of form, in addition to his rough relationships with colleagues and authorities.
Nonetheless, not a single footballing soul can take away the fact that he is right up there as one of the best in the world. The 28-year-old has a couple of peak years left in him and if a player of his potential were to rejoin the North London club again, they could be serious challengers.
The £67.5m-rated Bale can shred defences for fun, has got exquisite set-piece abilities and vision. His biggest plus point comes in his finishing, which is as lethal as it can get.
This is clearly for two tasks. One, to share goal scoring burden with Harry Kane and brush aside sides in cup competitions and two, to combine with the sharp-shooter and play as a stunning strike partnership, much like how Karim Benzema sacrifices his hold up play only for Cristiano Ronaldo to get forward without a license.
To add further, Carroll is a mammoth-sized centre forward with exceptional abilities. He can finish well, keep hold of the ball, buy time for other players and pass efficiently. Most importantly, Carroll is a beast in the box and has the capability to rise higher than a keeper’s gloves. He can win almost everything in the air and is pretty acrobatic too.