By Harry Sykes
High-profile pundit Jamie Redknapp has insisted in the Mail that Tottenham will be a dominant Premier League force if they can keep their star players.
The former Spurs midfielder namechecked striker Harry Kane, playmaker Dele Alli and centre-back Toby Alderweireld as the three who must still be at the club when they move into their new stadium at the start of the 2018-19 season.
Tottenham ended their 118-year residence at White Hart Lane on a high on Sunday when they produced a masterful display to beat Manchester United 2-1.
There were emotional scenes afterwards as club legends were paraded on the pitch and the supporters soaked up the atmosphere at the historic stadium for one final time.
Spurs guaranteed a second-place Premier League finish with their triumph on Sunday as well as recording their highest points haul of the 25-year history of the competition.
Redknapp is increasingly convinced that the club are on the up but warned they must hang on to the key men in a young and vibrant team.
“Tottenham are moving to a state of the art, 61,559-capacity stadium with an exciting young team — arguably their best since they last won the title in 1961,” Redknapp wrote in his weekly Mail column.
“If Mauricio Pochettino can keep together the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld then Tottenham can return from their season at Wembley with a promising future on the horizon.”
Spurs will move to their temporary home of Wembley for next season before returning to the new stadium in time for the start of the 2018-19 stadium.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.