It is now August and Harry Redknapp is still sticking to his old habits. Widely renown for doing late transfer business, Redknapp has yet to make any significant moves to improve a Tottenham side that finished fifth in the table, failing to reach the Champions League in consecutive seasons.
Tottenham's first three signing this summer have been Brad Friedel, Souleymane Coulibaly, and Cristian Ceballos. Friedel provides Spurs with one of the most reliable and consistent goalkeepers in the Premier League, which is something they utterly lacked last season. Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes seemed to have at least one howler in every big game.
Coulibaly, dubbed by many as "The Next Didier Drogba", was snatched up by Redknapp this summer after his mesmorizing U-17 World Cup with the Ivory Coast in Mexico. The 16 year-old starlet bagged an astounding 9 goals in 4 games en route to winning the golden boot.
Cristian Ceballos is yet another player from the infamous Barcelona youth system. Ceballos' best attributes are his dribbling and technical ability. He can play either in central attacking midfield or as a striker when needed.
Coulibaly and Ceballos are great prospects for the future, but if Spurs want to challenge for a place in the Champions League in 2012-13, they must added more players that can help them win right away.
Here are five players that could help Spurs finish in the top four in 2011-12.