It can definitely be argued that Tottenham Hotspur are slowly but surely developing into a potential European heavyweight.
Tottenham Hotspur’s third place finish and qualification for the Uefa Champions League last season was certainly impressive considering that they placed higher than the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea outrank them in financial muscle.
Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino who has served as manager since 2014, Tottenham have certainly progressed and are one of the most competitive teams in England.
One can bet that it will not be long before they end their trophy drought which has lasted since 2008.
Jan Vertonghen who penned a new deal with the club last month which will keep him in North London till 2019 said as per ESPN FC.com that “It’s the total picture” which convinced him to stay at the club and that “a lot has changed in a positive way”.
Here are some reasons why Tottenham may be destined for a successful future.
Hugo Lloris new contract
Club captain and goalkeeper Huge Lloris, who is currently one of the prime goalkeepers in world football, recently signed a new deal with the club which will keep him there at least until 2022.
Given that Lloris would certainly have had higher paying options should he have left Tottenham, it certainly speaks volumes for the future they may boast and their ability to keep players settled.
Lloris (29) who has been at the club since 2012 has also currently amassed more than 150 Premier League appearances for Tottenham and has 85 international appearances for France.
He was recently linked with a big money move to Manchester United who reportedly saw him as a possible replacement for David de Gea should he depart to Real Madrid.
Now that he has renewed ties with Tottenham, the chances of him leaving the club anytime soon look slim.
Lloris is certainly a keeper who wins his team valuable points and should he continue to maintain his form, Tottenham can be sure that they will also be provided with valuable experience and leadership experience going forward.
Alli, Kane, Rose, Dier and Walker sign new deals
This one will certainly excite Spurs faithful especially considering that there is a high probability that Ali and Kane may form the backbone of the England national team within the next few years.
It appears that Kane is the man who will take over the role left by Wayne Rooney within the England national team and though Kane is currently the subject of a £80 million transfer to Manchester United, he last month committed to a five and a half year deal with Tottenham Hotspur to keep him at the club until 2022.
In the process, Spurs chairperson Daniel Levy who is renowned for being conservative with the club’s funds offered the player double his previous salary.
He will reportedly earn a basic £90,000 with achievement bonuses and incentives adding £30,000. This means that Kane could bag £120, 000 on a good week.
Midfielder Ali who at 20 already boasts 15 appearances and 2 goals for the England national team is also seen as a future superstar in the football world.
Tottenham’s ability to outshine Bayern Munich and Liverpool who were reportedly interested in him during his time with English football league club Mk Dons is also impressive.
Reigning three time Danish player of the year Christian Eriksen is arguably one of the best attacking midfielders in the English Premiership and his signing is certain great.
At 24, he already boasts 116 appearances for Tottenham as well as 66 for Denmark. He will certainly aide Huge Lloris in providing leadership to the team.
Walker and Rose would certainly have been ready for a big money move at this point in time especially as they are well-performing defenders who are at prime, instead they have chosen to stay and Rose has even remarked that he wishes to end his career with Spurs.
Prepared to spend big
Spurs look determined to not fall behind based on financial strength and are reportedly looking at some big money transfers on the back of their record £30m signing of Moussa Sissoko.
They have recently been linked with the signings of Wilfried Zaha, Isco and Ross Barkley among others.
. Given that these are highly rated players, it would certainly require them to fork out a lot of cash.
With Pochettino already getting results out of a squad that is finally starting to gel, the addition of a few big money transfers would be a big boost to the club.
Just what this team can do was demonstrated when they ended Chelsea’s record winning streak comfortably beating them 2-0.
With the direction the club is moving they could definitely be in line for higher honours in the coming seasons.