Mauricio Pochettino’s side have all but secured their qualification for Europe next season and the manager will know that his team needs a few additions to be able to compete with the best, going forward. Pochettino is determined to add to the attack of the squad to improve the depth and quality for the challenges up ahead next season.
The manager will be gutted with the injury to star playmaker Erik Lamela earlier this season. He is now ruled out for the rest of the season and the manager will now have to start looking for alternatives if he cannot depend on the 25-year for the next season also. Lamela is a unique player who has been effective for Spurs before his injury and Pochettino will not find it easy to replace him this summer. But here are three replacements that could effectively fit in at the White Hart Lane.
James Rodriguez (Real Madrid):
Though extensively linked with a move to Bayern Munich, Liverpool and PSG, the Colombian international is up for grabs this summer and Pochettino can lure him to the White Hart Lane with a guarantee of a regular place in the starting XI. He could be available for around £60m this summer and if Pochettino is desperate to replace Lamela, there are very few players in Europe who can do a better job. Rodriguez has been more productive in front of goal than every other player in the Spurs squad except Harry Kane and is surely an upgrade for the squad this summer.