Graham Roberts insists that Tottenham Hotspur need to sign as many as eight players this summer if they are to compete at the top end of the Premier League next season.
Spurs endured a rough season in 2020/21, ultimately ending the season in seventh under the caretaker management of Ryan Mason following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Spurs have yet to appoint a new manager since the sacking of the Portuguese in mid-April, with links to Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte ultimately coming to nothing, but they are set to appoint Fabio Paratici to oversee all football matters – including transfers.
Roberts believes that the club need to spend big to overhaul the squad this summer if they are to move back into contention to qualify for the Champions League and challenge for the Premier League title.
Of course, it is difficult to know who exactly will be targeted, with a new manager yet to be installed, but Roberts has urged the club to strengthen in defence, midfield, and attack in order to freshen up the spine of the squad.
Roberts was asked by Football FanCast how many players were needed this summer, and he replied: “We need seven, eight players for the squad. We need two centre-halves to play with Toby and Joe Rodon, or whatever, we need another central midfield player, I think we need a right-back, we need an attacking midfield player, a creative midfield player and maybe a winger, or somebody to play up front with Harry.
“If you get one right-back, you need another right-back because you need two of them. You need two for every position and we don’t seem to have that.”