Spurs can win first Premier League title if Mauricio Pochettino signs these players

Mauricio Pochettino has been impressive since taking over at Tottenham Hotspur but they are still the nearly men at the moment. They’re challenging for the Premier League title again this season but look more likely to finish in either second or third place with Chelsea ten points clear. Squad depth is a small issue that Spurs are still battling and if they were to sign these three players, they could put themselves in a really strong position to win a first Premier League title next season…

Alejandro Gomez

The Atalanta forward has made a real statement with his performances in Serie A this season. He is an extremely versatile player who is capable of causing trouble as a centre-attacking midfielder, a winger or even as a striker. The Argentinian wouldn’t cost Spurs the earth and a move would be favourable as it would allow him to play in the Champions League next season. He has netted 11 goals in 31 appearances and would be a hugely reliable back-up to take some of the pressure off Harry Kane.

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Ross Barkley

There isn’t a huge amount to say about this exciting young Englishman that hasn’t already been said. He is built for the fast-paced attacking style of football that Spurs play. While he might be a more expensive option than some other attacking midfielders he has plenty of Premier League experience already. At just 23 he could form a formidable partnership with Dele Alli for both club and country and the appeal of competing at the highest level makes a move possible. Whether or not Barkley would accept not starting every game is a different question but if he wants a move to a Champions League club he will have to embrace the competition for places and Spurs would be a great place for him to develop.

Christian Pulisic

The 18-year-old American is one of the hottest prospects in the Bundesliga. Despite being little-known to many across Europe he is showing signs of working his way to the very top. He has impressed for Borussia Dortmund this season and hasn’t looked out of place against anyone in the Bundesliga or Champions League. He would provide Spurs with even more unpredictability and would certainly be an ideal replacement for Erik Lamela, whose future looks uncertain as a result of injury struggles as well as time out due to personal reasons this season.

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Spurs are not far off landing some silverware soon, but they need to win something to silence some of their doubters, including fans of their own. Pochettino looks set to stay at the club and it’s an exciting time to be a Tottenham fan. They’re building for the long run and increasing their squad size would only give them a greater chance at success across all fronts in the 2017/18 campaign.

Will Spurs try to sign any of these players this summer? How far off winning the Premier League are they?

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Spurs set to spend £58m on Premier League trio after slow start

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on moves for three Premier League stars in deals that will cost an estimated total of £58 million.

Spurs have started the new Premier League campaign poorly. Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester means they have picked up just two points from their opening three games and are already four points worse off than at the same stage last year.

But the club are acting to improve the squad before the transfer window closes in seven days, as Victor Wanyama, Yannick Bolasie and Saido Berahino all appear likely to join the Lilywhites.

Berahino was left out of the West Brom squad that lost 3-2 at home to Chelsea on Sunday and Spurs are believed to have offered £20 million to secure his services after an initial £15 million bid was rejected.

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The young English striker would offer some much needed support for Harry Kane and would bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s forward options – something everyone knows needs addressing before the window shuts.

Another attacking player could follow the Baggies star as Crystal Palace winger Bolasie appears to be closing in on a move to White Hart Lane.

Reports coming out of the Croydon Advertiser on Monday afternoon suggest the clubs may have agreed a £20 million deal, with talks now underway to see a move for the 26-year-old trickster completed.

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Bolasie netted an impressive 11-minute hat-trick at Sunderland in April and has seemed to improve with each season in the top flight.

As well as needing attacking reinforcements, Spurs have also been crying out for a powerful holding midfielder to join the ranks.

Eric Dier has been used in midfield so far this season, with Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb both partnering him.

But a move for Victor Wanyama could be set to take place before next Monday’s deadline after the Kenyan reportedly told Southampton that he wants to leave the club, despite then playing against Watford on Sunday.

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The Saints value Wanyama at £18 million and are reluctant to sell. But his desire to be reunited with Pochettino could force a move through in the coming days.

Spurs have already signed Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer, Toby Alderweireld and Clinton N’Jie this summer but three more faces could be set to arrive in the next week.

Tottenham have only made one deadline day signing in the summer over the past two seasons in the shape of Benjamin Stambouli, who has already been moved on.

Although the club did sign Rafael Van Der Vaart, Scott Parker, Moussa Dembele and Hugo Lloris on the summer deadline day’s between 2010 and 2012, proving that late deals can be highly effective.

Should Spurs sign Bolasie, Berahino and Wanyama before Monday’s deadline? Is £58 million too much for the trio?