Tottenham are targeting true difference makers
Mauricio Pochettino now understands just how fine the line between Premier League title winners and title contenders truly is. He’ll set out to put Spurs on the right side of that thin line this summer.
While Spurs will certainly look to add more quality at several positions, their main focus will be to add more attacker. Tottenham won’t be looking to simply add a quality Premier League player. They’ll be looking for a true X factor who can take the squad from really good to truly great.
The lack of such a player was apparently during the club’s devastating 1-0 loss at West Ham. Pochettino’s squad seemed to run out of ideas against a really defensive-minded opponent. The Hammers absorbed Tottenham’s pressure for long stretches and managed to carve out a narrow win after taking one of their few chances.
For the record, it isn’t as if Spurs are entirely devoid of such creative players. Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are all capable of moments of brilliance. Tottenham simply don’t have enough of those sorts of stars. Adding one more world-class attacker could put them over the top.
That will force Daniel Levy into the summer transfer window in search of a real difference maker. Those players don’t come cheap. Then again, acquiring a squad who can win a Premier League title is rarely an inexpensive undertaking.
Read on to discover the top five options to be Tottenham’s X factor summer signing. Adding any of these five stars could bring real glory to North London.