COMMENT By Matt Farr
Tottenham could win the Premier League title next season with one or two top quality additions this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino has developed a team capable of performing consistently in all areas of the pitch, starting with a solid and reliable defensive foundation, and finishing with a potent attacking force.
But the Argentine will be looking to add quality players to his squad this summer in attempt to complement the impressive form of the likes of Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
A winger will be one of the main items on the agenda given the continued fitness concerns over Erik Lamela, while neither Moussa Sissoko nor Georges-Kevin N’Koudou can bring the necessary improvements to the squad.
However, a new midfield general might also be a worthy addition, despite the impressive partnership formed by Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele this season.
There is no point pursuing talent that will not improve the current squad, and Tottenham will therefore have to turn to their Champions League rivals in order to find the best options.
In particular, they should investigate a potential double-swoop for Paris Saint-Germain duo Blaise Matuidi and Lucas Moura, especially after this key reported development.
The Independent reported on Monday that the French club could be set for a major transformation this summer, and that could see a number of their current first-team stars sold on for profit.
Lucas is one of the names expected to be moved on to make way for new additions, while Matuidi, despite his importance for club and country, is not safe either.
If there is even the slightest possibility that either player could be made available for transfer this summer, Tottenham must do whatever is necessary to bring them to north London.
Lucas, 24, is a rare talent, capable of playing on either side of midfield, or in a central attacking-midfield role. He has pace to burn, is powerful and direct, and is technically gifted.
He also has an eye for goal, which has seen him score 44 goals from 212 appearances in all competitions since his arrival at the club in 2012, including 19 this season.
As for team-mate Matuidi, the 30-year-old France international boasts both power and intelligence, and can influence the game in all areas of the pitch.
He is extremely strong in possession and in the tackle, an adept passer, and possesses great energy in his bid to cover ground for his team.
Neither player will likely come on the cheap for Tottenham, but they could give their chances of success in both the Premier League and in Europe next season by pushing for a deal.
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