By Dominic Toner
Gary Neville believes that Tottenham should look to bring in a wide player in the summer transfer window to improve their squad.
Spurs have been in sensational form this campaign and look to have secured at least a top-four finish.
The north London club are second in the Premier League table and trying to close the four-point gap to leaders Chelsea in the race for the title.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are looking to establish themselves at the top-end of English football and their manager may already be considering how he can improve his squad.
Ex-Manchester United and England defender Neville feels that a top-class winger would be the greatest asset to Spurs for next season.
“You could argue that maybe a wide player is something that would be beneficial to them, a star wide player,” he told The Gary Neville Podcast, 1 May. “In the centre forward position they are fantastic with Harry Kane, they might need some back-up for him.
“Lamela has not played in the last few months and I think that is something that ultimately is maybe the one thing you would look at a wide left or a wide right (player).”
Spurs have been without the injured Erik Lamela for a large section of this campaign, while summer recruits Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko have struggled to make the desired impact at White Hart Lane.
Pochettino has quite often used wing-backs to give his side width and that has proved very effective.
Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli have been given a more free role in attakck which allows them to drop into wide positions if needed.
Spurs don’t have a natural wide player in their side right now unlike many of their rivals and Neville feels it could give them an added dimension in the future.
Manchester City are a perfect example of benefiting from pacy winger Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane in their starting XI, something Pochettino could look to emulate.
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