By Harvey Byrne

Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham believes the question Tottenham will need to answer this summer is if they are able to keep hold of their star players and manager.

The north London club have made huge strides in recent seasons and after finishing in third place in the last campaign they are currently set for a second placed finish.

Their success has been aided by a number of key players such as Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld putting in fine displays across the season, while manager Mauricio Pochettino has helped steer them.

However, Higginbotham believes the club now has a “massive summer” ahead of them and has told that many of their key players will be attracting suitors from elsewhere.

“I think the one problem comes in the summer, because you can guarantee there are going to be teams after Eriksen, Kane, Dele Alli, Alderwerield, the list could go on…… and probably the manager as well,” started Higginbotham speaking on Friday morning’s Premier League Daily show on Sky Sports News.

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“It’s going to be a massive summer for them. Everyone’s talking. We spoke about the top six and said ‘it’s so important about what clubs are going to bring in what players’. For Tottenham, it’s going to be; can they keep hold of the players?”

A number of Tottenham’s key players have been linked with a move away, but chairman Daniel Levy has already signed them up to new long-term deals and Pochettino has came out and said the club will not be selling players they do not want to.

But, as Spurs have previously seen with Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov in recent years, it is not always easy to turn down big money moves and supporters will certainly be looking forward to the closure of the summer window with their team intact.

In other Tottenham news, Chris Waddle believes reported Spurs target Barkley should sign for this club.

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