Paulinho, Lamela and Soldado will all be vital to Spurs’ top four push this season…
Our predicted Tottenham line-up 2013/14:
GK) Hugo Lloris: The French stopper is undoubtedly one of the best in the Premier League, and probably in the world. Lightning quick off his line, and a superb shot stopper.
DR) Kyle Walker: Arguably England’s best right-back at the moment ahead of a defensively questionable Glenn Johnson, Walker’s pace helps him bomb up the right flank.
DL) Danny Rose: Rose enjoyed a productive season on loan at Sunderland last year, and after Cameroonian left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto left to join QPR, Rose will be given a chance to cement a first-team spot at White Harte Lane.
DC) Younes Kaboul: The French centre-half is a huge physical specimen, and Spurs missed him badly last year when he was out with an injury. Kaboul will return to the first-choice line-up this term, and will likely form a strong partnership with the stylish Jan Vertonghen.
DC) Jan Vertonghen: Other than Gareth Bale, Vertonghen was Spurs best player last season – and the classy centre-half will be on the first names on the team sheet this term. The Belgian is a big goal threat too.
DMC) Sandro: The Brazilian is combative and powerful in the middle of the park, and provides a very strong platform for the more creative players to perform from.
MC) Paulinho: Another Brazilian, Paulinho was excellent this summer during the Confederations Cup, and earned himself a £17m move to north-London.
MC) Moussa Dembele: The Belgian powerhouse completes an unbelievably physical misfield trio, which is bound to bully and harrass opposition sides all season.
AML) Christian Eriksen: Spurs won the race to sign the Danish playmaker from Ajax, bating off competiion from the likes of AC Milan and Liverpool. Eriksen is technically brilliant, and will provide the Tottenham midfield with some much needed ingenuity.
AMR) Erik Lamela: Tottenham’s biggest signing of the summer. The prodigal Argentine bagged 15 in the league for Roma last term, and Spurs will be hoping he can replace the goals Gareth Bale scored at White Harte Lane.
FC) Roberto Soldado: The £26m former Valencia man is lethal in the box, and has scored two league goals already this season. AVB will hope he can finish off the chances the fantastic attacking players behind him will no doubt create.