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Marc Guehi, David Raya and a shock move for Jadon Sancho - How Ange Postecoglou leads Tottenham Hotspur back to the Champions League

Marc Guehi, David Raya and a shock move for Jadon Sancho - How Ange Postecoglou leads Tottenham Hotspur back to the Champions League

Postecoglou has a huge task on his hands after a mess of a season for Spurs under Antonio Conte, Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason.

Ange Postecoglou might have the busiest and hardest summer of all of the Premier League managers after landing the job at Tottenham Hotspur.

It was far from a vintage season at in north London when it came to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the team missed out on Europe altogether.

The diatribe from Antonio Conte that cost him his job turned out to be just an honest assessment and the club became the first in the Premier League to sack their interim boss, not that appointing the old manager's assistant was ever going to work.

Chelsea may have finished lower than them but you can make a good argument that there's far more that needs sorting at Spurs.

With Postecoglou no doubt going through his very long to do list we've decided to give him a hand by outlining what they need to do to return to the top four.

The most important thing

It pretty much goes without saying but quite frankly Tottenham have to make sure they keep hold of Harry Kane no matter what happens.

There might only be one year left on his deal but it looks like Daniel Levy is determined to keep him for it and try and persuade him to stay beyond.

It does seem like Manchester United have already decided against a long drawn out attempt to sign the England captain which ultimately fails anyway, which makes a change for them.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have also been seen as potential locations if the club's all time top scorer decides to leave but it is looking increasingly unlikely.

As good starts to the transfer window go, this is right up there!

Spurs simply can't afford to lose Kane. Image: Alamy
Spurs simply can't afford to lose Kane. Image: Alamy

Top transfer target

Spurs were so bad last season that you could pick any number of positions as the top priority but it does seem like James Maddison is the man they most desire.

The Leicester City star has also been linked with Newcastle United and Spurs might not be able to compete with them if it comes down to money alone.

Harvey Barnes is also wanted in north London and he could either come along with his Leicester teammate or as an alternative.

If the plan is to play Maddison on the wing then perhaps Spurs should look to Manchester United in an attempt to sign Jadon Sancho.

He still didn't reach the expected heights even after coming back from a couple of months out of the team and is reportedly available for around £60 million.

Centrally Mallorca star Lee Kang-in could be of interest, especially as he'd have South Korea teammate Son Heung-min alongside him, although PSG are interested too.

Whilst not missing out on a Sporting star as they did with Bruno Fernandes is another option, if they go for Pedro Goncalves.

Sancho's two years at United have been disappointing thus far. Image: Alamy
Sancho's two years at United have been disappointing thus far. Image: Alamy

Who needs to go

Yet again it really is a case of where to start with a squad that clearly just wasn't good enough last season, and probably hasn't been for a few years.

Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele and Sergio Reguilon were all out on loan last season and should have permanent moves found for them.

Captain Hugo Lloris has been linked with Saudi Arabia, and pretty much the entire backline in front of him could follow out of the club.

Ryan Sessegnon in particular hasn't lived up to the hype he had when at Fulham whilst Ivan Perisic's reputation hasn't transferred well into English football.

You start to wonder if Postecoglou will be left with any of the defenders who played last season, and if it would be an issue if he wasn't.

It's unlikely to happen but if someone offered Spurs as much money as they spent on Richarlison they'd probably take it...

Ndombele was on loan at Napoli last season. (Image

Other additions

Due to the problems at the back the team probably need at least one centre back and Crystal Palace star Marc Guehi may well be top of the wanted list.

He continues to impress for club and now country and has also been linked to Man Utd and Arsenal, so they'll have to act quickly.

Acting fast isn't something Harry Maguire is used to but he could also be an option for the new manager, there's still a decent defender in there somewhere.

Bayer Leverkusen's Jonathan Tah and Roma's Roger Ibanez could be options from the continent if the Premier League duo are too expensive.

Spurs need to replace Lloris and David Raya from Brentford is clearly their first choice but going back to the well David de Gea could be an option, as long as they don't intend to play out from the back.

Liverpool's Caoimhin Kelleher could be a more intriguing option despite his lack of first team football, there's a reason Jurgen Klopp doesn't want to lose him.

At left back they could replace one former Real Madrid player with a current one in the shape of Ferland Mendy. If not Pascal Struijk was one of the few Leeds United defenders to come out of the campaign with a decent review, and he's only 23.

Guehi is in high demand. Image: Alamy
Guehi is in high demand. Image: Alamy

One more thing

I mean there's already so much on Postecoglou's plate, not least the mad scramble from all the people who write about him to spell his name right!

The Australian may have one of the hardest jobs going both this summer and when the season actually starts so Levy has to show some patience.

No doubt he probably will considering how difficult some of his managerial appointments have been to make in recent years.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: David De Gea, Football, Harry Kane, Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers, Spotlight