Ndombele, Sessegnon, Grealish – How could Mauricio Pochettino's summer reconstruction to the Spurs be?


Mauricio Pochettino made it very clear that this will be the biggest summer of his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Spurs boss has repeatedly spoken of the need to start a new chapter at the club this summer and spoke at an interview about a painful rebulding embarkation.

"When you talk about Tottenham, everyone says you have a fantastic home but you have to put the furniture.

"If you want to have a nice house you may need better furniture and it depends on your budget if you want to spend money. We must be respectful with teams like Manchester City or Liverpool who spend a lot of money. Brave, we are smart, we are creative", he has said Pochettino to the BBC.

"Now it is a question of creating another chapter and having a clear idea of ​​how we will build that new project, we must rebuild and it will be painful.

"We need big trophies and we have to fight for them, to have the chance to win the Champions League, the Premier League.

"We cannot live as we have lived for the past five years – on the perception side and on the reality side. We have achieved a lot of things, maybe we have managed to overcome them. Because of our ambition and our way of working, we are here now in a great location.

"But what future? I can't guess why it's a club decision. What can we expect now? A question the other day was," Isn't the depth of the team the quality of the new stadium? "

Mauricio Pochettino

"If we start the next season talking about it, nothing good will happen in the future. Perception and feeling will not be right.

"We can repeat [our achievements] next season? I can't guess. When we finish the season, I think it's a time to close a five-year chapter, analyze, talk a lot and give the real value of that period. It was amazing.

"The problem is: what do we want for the next chapter? Now we have finished the training ground and the stadium, what the club wants to achieve in the next two, three or five years and what the fans are expecting. There are many things about to talk about and put on the table, and then try to be realistic. "

But what would a Pochettino reconstruction be like at Tottenham Hotspur?

We will take a look at the team, in each department:

Paulo Gazzaniga, Hugo Lloris, Alfie Whiteman and Michel Vorm


There will probably be a change here, but it won't be Hugo Lloris or Paulo Gazzaniga going out the front door.

Probably the goalkeeper coming out of the door will be Michel Vorm. The Dutch dropped the order to peck at third parties and his contract expires this summer.

Vorm's departure would also have freed a foreign player on the Tottenham team.

Pochettino's choice would therefore be to promote the twenty-year-old Alfie Whiteman, who still has to play a competitive game for the club, to a third choice holder or bring in a British expert a holder for a nominal fee in case of emergency.

It is unlikely to make a big difference in the field, but it will free that place elsewhere for a signature from abroad.

Toby Alderweireld

Central defense

This is an area where there is likely to be quite a few upheavals. The situation with Toby Alderweireld is well known and it would be a big surprise if a club does not trigger its £ 25 million release clause before it expires two weeks before the end of the summer transfer window.

Jan Vertonghen is approaching the last year of his contract, but the club would be reluctant to let him go, as would his Belgian colleague.

If Alderweireld were to go on, he would leave Pochettino with Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez as his first mating, as they were two seasons ago. It is also Juan Foyth and potentially Eric Dier, depending on what will happen to him this summer and in what position his future will decide.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is likely to return to loan after his season in Swansea, which means that Pochettino will look for a new face to reinforce his options behind him, especially if Dier decides that the midfield is his future.

The goal of the club's dreams would be Matthijs de Ligt, Sanchez's former defensive companion, but the 19-year-old captain of the Ajax will be on the shopping list of every big club this summer with the Barcelona in the lead.

A big money move for the 26-year-old Harry Maguire of Leicester City, perhaps worth 60 million pounds or more, would seem different from Tottenham as the resale value would be lower than De Ligt's, but perhaps it would be a signal of their new era. Joachim Andersen of Sampdoria has been followed this season and could be a cheaper alternative, but at 22 he is another young central defender for his collection rather than an expert.

Perhaps an unexpected and cheap English move for someone like Lewis Dunk who has impressed for Brighton this season could be a smart move, while still keeping another foreign spot open.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Selhurst Park (Image: Marc Atkins / Getty Images)

Wing backs

Those Naples connections with Kieran Trippier have been confirmed in some way by Carlo Ancelotti and there certainly seems to be interest. Serge Aurier has yet to prove his worth after two seasons at the club and his future may depend on what happens with Trippier.

Spurs have closely followed the young right-back from Norwich City, Max Aarons, but the promotion of the Canaries could end this. They were also monitoring Ricardo Pereira during his Nice loan, but his move and success in Leicester risked having paid the chance to take him north of London.

Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka would be a prime target for the Spurs, but his value will have risen this season and other great teams are watching his progress closely. The 21-year-old said he believed he will be back at Palace this season, but if he leaves Trippier, Tottenham could probably offer him regular and Champions League football.

On the left, it looks more stable. Danny Rose was leaving the club last summer, but that failed. Since then he has begun to rediscover his old self a little and Ben Davies remains a favorite of Pochettino and a versatile member of the team.

The only thing that could upset the earthquake victims is that if the Spurs sign an agreement for Ryan Sessegnon and Pochettino, he decides that the future of the young is full. However, this could also be a gradual process with him starting from left wing and left wing before turning back next season.

Tanguy Ndombele

Central midfielder

Another area where there could be major changes. In terms of releases in the center, the future of Christian Eriksen, Victor Wanyama and maybe Eric Dier must be decided. The Danish will enter the last year of his contract and the last two will have to know if they will receive regular football next season.

As for revenue, the club is watching Tanguy Ndombele, Andre Gomes and Jack Grealish this summer. The trio has been on the list of candidates for some time, but failed to pull the trigger for a number of reasons.

Youri Tielemans, a player who has long explored in his days at Anderlecht, will return to radar after his successful stint in Leicester.

International France Ndombele is the big money purchase. Spurs can offer you a lot of minutes compared to their rivals, but they can't match those like City and Juventus for salaries.

The transfers for Gomes and Tielemans would be cheaper and there would be less competition for their services, but Everton and Leicester will fight hard to try to sign both permanently.

Grealish thought he had passed to the Spurs last summer, he even seemed to greet the fans after a game, but the Spurs could not sign the deal for a player who can play deeper in midfield or in an offensive position.

He has been in great shape since dragging Aston Villa onto the table after returning from the injury. If it moves this summer it will depend on the outcome of the final play-off of the championship this month.

Gareth Bale

Attacking midfielder

Further on, the attacking midfield camp, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou will be moved and Josh Onomah is in danger of returning on loan. The young midfielder Marcus Edwards will enter the last year of his contract and will have to decide whether he has been sold or permanently sold.

The only senior player who could be at risk of going ahead is Erik Lamela, if an offer comes in for a player who has been so hampered by injuries that it is too good for the club to refuse.

In terms of entrances, Wilfried Zaha seems to want to leave Palace. The national team of the Ivory Coast was once a target for the Spurs but it seems that time has passed. Palace would like a lot of money for a player who might struggle to adapt to the Pochettino system.

The club looked closely at the young league prospects Jarrod Bowen and Jack Clarke last season, but the idea of ​​Pochettino's new chapter in Tottenham perhaps dampens the idea of ​​taking bets on low-league players.

Then C & # 39; is Sessegnon, a player that the Spurs have coveted since he first entered the scene as a sixteen year old. Pochettino's perspective on developing the adolescent is exciting. The first season of the 19 year old in the Premier League was very important to know the highest level, but he still managed to make six assists and score two goals in the championship for the relegated Cottagers.

The spurs were also connected with another 19-year-old Nicolò Zaniolo, who ended the season with six goals and two assists for the Serie A team. Roma could try to bring Lamela back to the Italian capital as part of an agreement.

Also the winger of Bayer Leverkusen, Julian Brandt, was reported as Tottenham's goal, but this week's indications were that the twenty-three-year-old would prefer to move to Dortmund rather than move to the Premier League.

Obviously there is always the question of Gareth Bale. Many Spurs fans will continue to dream of the return of the Welshman, but his huge salaries, his age – turns 30 next month, any exorbitant transfer or loan commission and the fact that Bale doesn't want to leave Madrid continue to make this the more unlikely than Tottenham's transfer moves.

Fernando Llorente


Vincent Janssen will leave the club for his career, and Fernando Llorente will have to decide what he wants next season.

He showed in the second part of this season that he can be a useful support for Harry Kane, but at 34 he could decide to return to Bilbao to see his career, playing more regularly.

Even with the deputies in action of Son and Lucas, with 35 goals between them so far this season, this could be a role that is no longer a priority.

If another player were to play an attacking role, he would be another large man capable of playing up front if necessary or a young striker willing to become Kane's deputy.

Jesus Perez and Mauricio Pochettino

How would the team and the bench look?

So what would that rebuilt team look like? Well, the truth is that the Spurs already have a strong first XI and any changes to the line-up when they are all in shape could be small. However, it would be in the quality that Pochettino must rotate and call each week which is what needs to be raised.

Of course there will be a lot of transfer objectives that will suddenly emerge in this way the transfer market and in particular the Spurs work to steal a march from their high-spending rivals.

Despite everything, here is our stab at the start and the bench for the first game of the next season (suspend the reality for a moment and ignore the Son suspensions) and would require a great expense for the part of the club, besides to leave the maximum player improved this season.

(4-2-3-1) Lloris; Wan-Bissaka, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Ndombele, Winks; Son, Alli, Eriksen; Kane. Subtitles: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Dunk, Sissoko, Grealish, Sessegnon, Lucas.

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