After a successful season at White Hart Lane that has seen Tottenham secure a record point total, manager Harry Redknapp will relish the prospect of not having to wheel and deal this summer.
If Tottenham does hold on to fourth position in the face of intense pressure from the expensively assembled Manchester City squad, Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is likely to hand his manager a considerable transfer pot to ensure that the the club establishes itself as a regular participant in the Champions League and a contender for the Premier League title.
If the team loses its concentration in Manchester and City secures three points at Upton Park on Sunday, the budget will be relatively modest, the transfer targets less exclusive.
There will be several positions that the London club will look to strengthen—the team is weak at left-back, lacks a world-class striker, and often fails to retain possession in central midfield.
Here, I look at players who may be on Tottenham's radar over the summer, starting with the players with the highest profile and value, who may only be lured by Champions League football.
There will be many other clubs waving bank notes at these players, and Tottenham must be decisive and act swiftly if they are to take a step forward in their recruitment drive.