Tottenham Hotspur have been one of the most consistent Premier League sides over the past few years, finishing in the top three in each of the last three seasons - no other side can boast that record.
However, Spurs also have a reputation as 'nearly men'; the perennial bottlers always seem to fall just short and haven't won a trophy in over ten years. Memorably, when Leicester won the league, Spurs contrived to finish third in a two horse race.
Nevertheless, the Lilywhites have one of the best managers in the league at the helm in Mauricio Pochettino, and will be looking to the future having secured his services until 2023.
Tottenham are undoubtedly an eye-catching side with a great deal of promise in the squad and, as they have proven over recent years, are capable of challenging the biggest clubs domestically and in Europe.
If they are going to become the side all Spurs fans want them to be, as much as chairman Daniel Levy won't want to hear it, they need serious investment, allowing Pochettino to strengthen both his starting XI and reserves. As Poch puts it, "Take risks and be brave". These are the five players they need to take a risk on...
5. Max Meyer
The diminutive German has been linked to Spurs in the past and has definite potential to flourish at White Hart Lane, whether that be alongside or instead of Christian Eriksen, who is being linked with a move to Spain.
The 22-year-old is one of the most exciting talents in Germany, possesses speed and agility, and is also incredibly versatile. Predominantly a central midfielder, he can both drop deep to help defensively as well as occupying an attacking role if required.
Meyer has been utilised in a deeper role for Schalke this season, showcasing his box to box skills alongside flashes of brilliance that have led to him being compared to Santi Cazorla.
Granted, he has slightly stagnated since 2016 when Tottenham initially showed interest, but Pochettino is known for developing young players and Meyer is available on a free transfer this summer, having rejected a new contract from Schalke. That should significantly sweeten the deal in the eyes of Daniel Levy at least.