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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickykid View Post
    Which position in their starting XI would you upgrade, though? As I see it, their starters are so good and gelled at this point that I don't see many readily attainable upgrades. I suppose you could argue that they need to replace a profile like Walker, but I've liked Trippier every time I've seen him, and it's a hard position to reinforce on this market.

    Honestly, a quality striker to step in for Kane and perhaps a solid backup for one or two other positions is all they really need, I think.
    Absolutely. The squad is quality; however, you can always upgrade. For example, a better holding midfielder, Seri? would be a great addition. A new winger since they do not have many of them. Mahrez/Lemar are good options, I think. Another striker, preferably an experienced one. A creative midfielder and definitely a third young centre back. Tottenham is a very attractive team and they can take the team to another level, which they should do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maldhowayanr View Post
    Absolutely. The squad is quality; however, you can always upgrade. For example, a better holding midfielder, Seri? would be a great addition. A new winger since they do not have many of them. Mahrez/Lemar are good options, I think. Another striker, preferably an experienced one. A creative midfielder and definitely a third young centre back. Tottenham is a very attractive team and they can take the team to another level, which they should do.
    I really wouldn't tamper much with that midfield. Wanyama, Dier, Dembele (whom I rate ridiculously highly on his day) and in front of them; Eriksen, Alli, Son (preferably Lamela, but his health seems up in the air) - who would you replace? Winks will need more minutes in central midfield as well, which the arrival of someone like Seri would make much harder. I don't like him, but there's also Sissoko to account for.

    A young CB would be great, I completely agree there, but all in all it's just so hard to actually strengthen that staring XI, and aside from Walker, it looks like they will be able to retain the same team as last season, which is surprising to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickykid View Post
    I really wouldn't tamper much with that midfield. Wanyama, Dier, Dembele (whom I rate ridiculously highly on his day) and in front of them; Eriksen, Alli, Son (preferably Lamela, but his health seems up in the air) - who would you replace? Winks will need more minutes in central midfield as well, which the arrival of someone like Seri would make much harder. I don't like him, but there's also Sissoko to account for.

    A young CB would be great, I completely agree there, but all in all it's just so hard to actually strengthen that staring XI, and aside from Walker, it looks like they will be able to retain the same team as last season, which is surprising to me.
    They are great players, but if you want to win titles you need to bring better players.

    For the GK position, they could get Rulli but I doubt he would accept being a second option.

    For the RB position, Jonny Castro/ Sidibé/ Ricardo Pereira are great options.

    For the CB position, Alderweireld and Vertonghen are great, but they do not have good third or fourth option. There are quality CBs, for example, Koulibaly and Laporte or young CBs who have the potential such as Lemos and Tah.

    For the CDM/CM and because Tottenham play with two CDMs, Wanyama, Dembélé, and Dier are not enough and arguably you can get better. As I mentioned, Seri is a good option but there are other options: Jorginho/ Diawara/ Trigueros/ Weigl one of the best/ Fabinho not so easy to get but possible/ Goretzka/ and my favourite CDM N'Zonzi.

    For the wing Williams and Keita Baldé are quality options and they also can play as a ST. Brandt is a very talented winger as well as Carlos Vela. Mahrez/ Lemar/ Insigne are definitely going to be a great addition, but they are not easy to get.

    For the ST position, Falcao and Iago Aspas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maldhowayanr View Post
    They are great players, but if you want to win titles you need to bring better players.

    For the GK position, they could get Rulli but I doubt he would accept being a second option.

    For the RB position, Jonny Castro/ Sidibé/ Ricardo Pereira are great options.

    For the CB position, Alderweireld and Vertonghen are great, but they do not have good third or fourth option. There are quality CBs, for example, Koulibaly and Laporte or young CBs who have the potential such as Lemos and Tah.

    For the CDM/CM and because Tottenham play with two CDMs, Wanyama, Dembélé, and Dier are not enough and arguably you can get better. As I mentioned, Seri is a good option but there are other options: Jorginho/ Diawara/ Trigueros/ Weigl one of the best/ Fabinho not so easy to get but possible/ Goretzka/ and my favourite CDM N'Zonzi.

    For the wing Williams and Keita Baldé are quality options and they also can play as a ST. Brandt is a very talented winger as well as Carlos Vela. Mahrez/ Lemar/ Insigne are definitely going to be a great addition, but they are not easy to get.

    For the ST position, Falcao and Iago Aspas.
    Lots of great suggestions - especially N'Zonzi would fit like a glove, but many of them would expect a starting spot based both on merit and the fees they'd command. A few of them would most likely be a 1 to 1 upgrade, but is it worth tinkering with a (nearly) winning formula when you have a rare opportunity to live off of a rare spout of continuity?
    I suppose what I'm trying to say is that I'm not sure it will be an actual upgrade to the squad as a whole to replace a perfect well functioning member with a slightly better new player who'd need to gel with the coach and team mates. Considering Levy's latest comments on the crazy fees flying around these days, I could see him laying relatively low on the market this summer and only really strengthen the width. Bet on this season to be the one and then go all in next summer, where we're probably going to see some activity amongst the likes of Eriksen, Alli, Kane etc anyhow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickykid View Post
    Lots of great suggestions - especially N'Zonzi would fit like a glove, but many of them would expect a starting spot based both on merit and the fees they'd command. A few of them would most likely be a 1 to 1 upgrade, but is it worth tinkering with a (nearly) winning formula when you have a rare opportunity to live off of a rare spout of continuity?
    I suppose what I'm trying to say is that I'm not sure it will be an actual upgrade to the squad as a whole to replace a perfect well functioning member with a slightly better new player who'd need to gel with the coach and team mates. Considering Levy's latest comments on the crazy fees flying around these days, I could see him laying relatively low on the market this summer and only really strengthen the width. Bet on this season to be the one and then go all in next summer, where we're probably going to see some activity amongst the likes of Eriksen, Alli, Kane etc anyhow...
    I see. I do really love Tottenham and the way they play. Hopefully they can win something this coming season.