It's explained that Tottenham, being a Premier League club, would be attractive financially for the transfer, and competition to other interested parties, like Juventus, can only help. Tottenham are certainly one of them. While buying many players doesn't guarantee success, it does however add numbers to the size of the squad.
"We need players that can challenge our starting XI".
Retaining three of the back four, plus Hugo Lloris is massive. They have a fluid midfield who defend very well and have skillful attacking players.
It's been a hard summer for Spurs, who finished second in the Premier League last season and face the prospect of a year in "limbo" while White Hart Lane is rebuilt.
Tim Sherwood has urged Tottenham to splash all their transfer budget on re-signing Gareth Bale, claiming he would win them the Premier League this season. But this season seems different. Indeed, combining the last two campaigns points totals together puts Spurs on the top of the pile.
"I don't think it's a matter to joke about because with some of the global players, maybe one or two years ago, none of us knew them very well". The wing-backs will be Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose, when both are fit to start. They have all become England internationals as well.
Suggestions that they'll simply fall out of the top four are premature, if anything the Lilywhites are more likely to go up in the table. Tottenham still have three weeks to strengthen their squad.
Rose, under contract until 2021, moaned about better wages at rival clubs, a problem exacerbated by the explosion of the transfer market over the summer.
Spurs, who have sold Kyle Walker to Man City, are the only Premier League club yet to make a summer signing as they prepare for Sunday's Premier League opener at Newcastle. "At the minute I wouldn't wish for anything more than to play for Spurs for the rest of my career".
The manager knows a longer run in the Champions League than last season's - Spurs crashed out after the group phase - is expected and so the depth of his squad will be tested.
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Still, Dembele asserted that Tottenham's poor record is not indicative of the London club's performances in an interview with talkSPORT. "By the time the doctor arrives on the pitch the player may be feeling and looking fine". Arsenal faced similar issues from the mid- to late-noughties.
You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign.