By Derek Smithson

Ryan Giggs believes that Tottenham need to bring in some signings that can improve their squad if they are to keep pace with sides at the top of the Premier League.

Spurs are the only side in the English top flight that are yet to sign anyone in the summer window and are keen to invest in their upcoming youngsters.

The north London club will be looking to build on their second-placed league finish from last season, where they ended up seven points adrift of champions Chelsea.

The race for the top four is set to be extremely tight in the upcoming campaign, with rivals Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United all strengthening considerably.

Giggs feels that Spurs don’t need to focus on improving their starting XI, but insists that making their squad better should be a priority.

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“Tottenham have a really exciting squad and a great manager in Mauricio Pochettino, but everybody is asking whether they can continue to match sides without signings,” Giggs told Sky Sports.

“I think they need a couple, not to improve their starting line-up but to make the squad better, while they’ve also got the Wembley factor, so they really need to get off to a good start.”

Pochettino has assembled a very familiar starting line-up at Spurs, with a strong core of Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Harry Kane running through the spine of the team.

They were then supported by consistent names such as Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama in what was a very strong 2016/17 campaign.

However, the north London club went another year without silverware and Giggs has highlighted their squad as something that could be improved.

Spurs’ summer additions of 2016 in the form of Moussa Sissoko, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou failed to add much to the quality of the squad.

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