A rough recent run of form has seen Tottenham Hotspur overtaken by Chelsea in the race for the Premier League top three, and now North London rivals Arsenal are once again breathing down the necks of Andre Villas-Boas and Co.
Has it been a case of overreliance on Gareth Bale? Or that the Spurs squad, especially their striking department, just isn’t deep enough?
Regardless, it is clear that Tottenham need a productive summer window to continue the momentum that AVB has injected in an overall fine season at White Hart Lane.
Earlier, we suggested six players that can take Spurs to the next level.
Now let’s head for the papers and see Tottenham’s latest rumored targets for the summer.
In defence, Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho has recently been linked to Tottenham, following reports that Cissokho has become disillusioned with his lack of starts for Los Che in the second half of the season (via The Express).
Cissokho would add a strong physical presence to Spurs’ left side to match Kyle Walker on the right.
Amidst Aston Villa’s generally disappointing first season under Paul Lambert, Austrian starlet Andreas Weimann has emerged as a real positive at Villa Park with six league goals scored this season.
His work rate and finishing have seen him emerge as the latest attacking star linked with Spurs (via Daily Mirror).
Back in the January transfer window, Tottenham were linked with a £12 million move for Montpellier winger Younes Belhanda (via ESPN).
The transfer didn’t happen, but according to recent reports, Spurs are considering a move again in the summer window, with the Montpellier president allegedly confirming that Belhanda would be allowed to leave in the summer (via The Express).
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has made waves across Europe this season, having scored 19 goals in just 20 appearances and was recently reported to have attracted the attentions of Manchester City and Chelsea, following his public statement to make a move to one of Europe’s top clubs in the summer (via Daily Mirror).
With Gareth Bale’s future at White Hart Lane a constant question, Spurs have reportedly sounded out Mkhitaryan as a potential replacement (via The Express).
The rise of Christian Eriksen as an Ajax Amsterdam star has seen almost incessant rumors linking him with a move to the Premier League.
Stories linking him to Liverpool and Tottenham have been constant this season, and the transfer talk was recently renewed in the press when Internazionale were also linked with the Danish international (via The Express).
This could turn into the transfer saga of the summer.
Finally we arrive at the Spurs striking department, which, with Jermain Defoe’s stop-start form and Emmanuel Adebayor’s underwhelming performances this season, is the position in most need of strengthening this summer.