With the Premier League thankfully underway and now set to play out to its rightful conclusion, soon the focus will shift to the off-season and ability to make wholesale changes during the summer transfer window.
While although a global pandemic may hamper the spending power of many clubs throughout the continent, there is still money to be spent and with that in mind, lets take a look at how that may effect Tottenham over the next few weeks and months.
MEUNIER SET FOR GERMAN SWITCH
Right back has certainly be a problem area for Tottenham this season and with a litany of names linked to a North London move, it does seem as if competition or a replacement for Serge Aurier will be top of Jose Mourinho’s shopping list.
Unfortunately, it is a list that will need to remove the name of Thomas Meunier and with the PSG star in demand, fans of both Tottenham and Manchester United will be disappointed at the Belgian international’s decision.
With Borussia Dortmund being such a hotbed of talent and Lucien Favre cultivating a rather exciting squad at Signal-Iduna Park, the 28-year-old now looks set to wear their Black and Yellow colours for the 2020/21 campaign.
This will obviously scupper Tottenham’s plans to reinforce their defensive unit and although the capture of Meunier has seemingly slipped through their grasp, attention could now turn to the signing of Norwich’s Max Aarons instead.
GO FOYTH AND PROSPER
When it comes to Juan Foyth, there is always a sense of ‘pet project’ and with Mauricio Pochettino no longer there to oversee his transformation, the question regarding his long-term future becomes rather pertinent.
Which is why comments from the Argentine’s agent will have garnered interest both in the N17 postcode and the San Siro in Italy – comments that have suggested, Foyth is keen for a move to Inter Milan this summer.
Antonio Conte is currently overseeing the blue and black half of Milan and his business model seems to be one, that oversees the arrival of players who are on the fringes of top-level Premier League clubs.
A criteria that Foyth fills with ease and with Japhet Tanganga now pushing ahead of him in the defensive queue, it could well mean that the 22-year-old finds himself surplus to requirements and the club subsequently decide to cash in on his talents.
A COSTLY RETURN?
Much was made of Marcus Edwards’ burgeoning talents and for whatever reason the one time lauded ‘Mini Messi’, never made the breakthrough that Spurs fans would have expected him to make.
While although he never managed to cut his teeth under former boss Mauricio Pochettino, his talents certainly have not been wasted and with Liga NOS outfit, Vitoria De Guimaraes now acting as a place called home, the 21-year-old is finally starting to reach his high ceiling of potential.
Such is the case, that reports suggest a surprise offer from Tottenham is being lined up and one that could facilitate a rather costly return to his boyhood club. With that said, they do say never go back in football and that adage, may just see any bid scuppered before its even considered.