As the World Cup draws ever closer to its climactic finale, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to start finalising some key transfer deals over the coming weeks.
Having taken up the reins only a few weeks ago, he may not have had the ideal amount of time to spend with his players, but the 42-year-old Argentine should still be favoured to keep a cool countenance about him in the hunt for big names as the Premier League launch looms large.
With the Premier League fixtures for 2014-15 in the diary, title hopefuls up and down the country will all be vying to land a number of marquee signings between now and the end of August.
Over the course of the world's most respected football competition, in Brazil, fans of the beautiful game have borne witness to countless acts of amazing skill and mental strength from dozens of talented performers—but whether or not the White Hart Lane faithful will be lucky enough to see these technical geniuses at work on their home turf remains to be seen.
No doubt Pochettino has a huge role to play in luring them to north London, and with the promise of Europa League football and a coach's never-say-die mentality that saw him re-develop Southampton from minnows to big matchday threats, there should be quite an exciting influx of players adorning the white of Spurs in the very near future.
And so it's time to take a look at four possible World Cup transfer targets for the Lilywhites.