Daniel Levy is going to have to work his magic in the transfer market this summer if Tottenham are going to strengthen ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Bringing seven new faces in through the door ahead of this campaign, fans will once again be expecting a few more additions given how the team have performed so far this term.
The summer months are going to prove quite challenging for an awful lot of teams, however, with barely any revenue coming in to boost the coffers over the past 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
football.london understands that Tottenham will be looking to strengthen over the next few months but any signings will have to be funded by first-team players heading out of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
A new centre-back is seen as a priority this summer, with RB Leipzig ace Marcel Sabitzer also one of the club’s main targets.
Dele Alli – £28.8m
Alli still remains at the club despite talk of reuniting with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain in January after falling out of favour at Tottenham.
Once seen as a player who could potentially bring in £100million, his price tag has plummeted over the past couple of years due to a loss of form.
The danger for Levy cashing in on him this summer is that his price tag would no doubt increase considerably if he returns to his best over the coming years and clubs have more money available once again.
One thing for sure is that the chairman will want as much as he possibly can get if they decide to part with the ex-MK Dons ace.
Eric Dier – £22.5m
Dier was a regular in Tottenham’s backline for the vast majority of the season but he has found himself on the bench for the past month or so.
Tottenham ideally need to move on some of their foreign players this summer due to the big numbers at the club and the issues they always have when it comes to naming a European squad.
The England international would be an option to sell and he should bring in a reasonable fee.
Harry Winks – £19.8m
So often one of the first names on the teamsheet under Pochettino, Winks has found himself constantly in and out of the matchday squad so far this season.
The 25-year-old has dropped down the pecking order this campaign and he may find himself behind Oliver Skipp once he returns to the club from his loan spell at Norwich City.
Definitely one of the players who Spurs could look to sell to boost their transfer kitty.
Serge Aurier – £18m
Tottenham need to make a decision over Aurier this summer one way or another due to his current contract status.
He will be able to leave for nothing in the summer of 2022 so that means he’s either tied down to a new deal or sold.
A summer exit could see the money spent on another right-back as the Lilywhites look for a long-term alternative.
Erik Lamela – £14.4m
Lamela is also in the same boat as Aurier as he will soon be entering the final year of his contract.
Still a player who can have a big impact for Tottenham and one Jose Mourinho adores, Tottenham just need to decide if he is offered fresh terms or they decide to sell him before his valuation drops even more.
Toby Alderweireld – £13.5m
Alderweireld is Spurs’ most experienced centre-back but he has found himself in and out of the team over the course of the season.
The Belgian, who has been linked with PSV and Club Brugge, hasn’t even been included in the matchday squad in the last two league games and it will be interesting to see if he’s involved against Manchester United on Sunday.
As Spurs will want to plan for the future with a new centre-back coming in through the door, the 32-year-old may be the one to move on.
Moussa Sissoko – £11.7m
Another player who could soon find himself even further down the midfield pecking order is Sissoko.
A regular in the side to begin with this season before mostly finding himself on the bench in 2021, a summer exit for the Frenchman would help Tottenham out in terms of their foreign player numbers.
Juan Foyth – £13m
Tottenham’s transfer kitty will be boosted by around £13m providing that Foyth’s loan spell at Villarreal is turned into a permanent deal.
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The Spanish side have the option to buy him at the end of the season and it is believed that Unai Emery wants the club to do so after a successful time in La Liga so far.
Paulo Gazzaniga – £3.6m
Gazzaniga is also currently on loan in Spain after joining Elche at the end of the January transfer window.
Given Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart are ahead of him in the pecking order currently and his contract expires in 2022, he may be another to be moved on ahead of next campaign.