1. Christian Pulisic
Douglas Costa isn’t the only Bundesliga player who could become Tottenham’s X factor next year. Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic also fits the bill.
In many ways, purchasing Pulisic would fit the club’s transfer philosophy perfectly. Pochettino and company prefer to buy young players they can shape and mold. At just 18 years of age, Pulisic definitely fits that description.
Of course, Dortmund have repeatedly stated they don’t want to let him leave this summer. As a result, Tottenham would need to come in with a massive offer to bring him to England. He might have the talent to tempt Spurs into such a financial outlay.
The only worrying fact about Pulisic is that he might not be ready to really impact Premier League matches every week. He’s been an adequate, but inconsistent Bundesliga attacker this season. That isn’t a sin for an 18-year-old, but it might mean he isn’t quite ready to be a game changer for Spurs.
That shouldn’t cause Tottenham any hesitation. You purchase a player like Pulisic to be an X factor in your short-term, and a cornerstone in the long run. That’s the right kind of purchase for Spurs to make this summer.