The World Cup generally turns the transfer market into a fiscal merry-go-round. Tottenham have held their ground in an attempt to find a breakout player, or maybe an opportunity to pounce on a world class one who has a disappointing tournament. International tournaments always create over inflated markets, which leads to such deals as the shambles of the Moussa Sissoko deadline day signing in August 2016; the less said about this signing the better.
With Tottenham’s starting 11 almost certain for the 18/19 season, the only players that will be able to dislodge the current first team would need to be a marquee signing, or a Harry Kane clone. Tottenham’s real aim in the transfer market will ultimately be to fill holes, whilst (somewhat oxymoronically), adding depth. With one or two landmark signing and added quality on the bench, there is no reason that Tottenham cannot dominate the 2018/19 season.
Mauricio Pochettino has impressed as manager over his four year spell, drawing envious attention from the likes of Real Madrid. Once seemingly destined to leave Spurs for a European giant, Poch committed by signing a mouthwatering five year deal in 18 May. The only plausible explanation is that Chairman Daniel Levy has promised him Pandora's Box... or a monumental transfer budget and a break in the club's infamous wage structure.