We are into the final stretch in the transfer window with the deadline for any deals to be done set for 11pm on Thursday.
There is expected to be lots of activity in north London before the window slams shut with Mauricio Pochettino promising there will be arrivals in the coming days.
The club have a habit of doing their business late and we could see that again as the Lilywhites have only brought in two new faces in Davinson Sanchez and Paulo Gazzaniga so far this summer.
Let’s take a look at the best – and worst – case scenarios for Spurs this week.
Best case scenario
With Kevin Wimmer securing a move to Stoke, Spurs require defensive additions and despite Sanchez’s arrival there is an anticipation that a deal for Foyth is getting closer.
The young Argentinian has said he is heading to Spurs despite rival interest from PSG and his signing could complete the club’s business for defensive recruits.
Given he was also linked with Inter Milan and Real Madrid, his signing should be considered a fairly significant coup.
Serge Aurier continues to be linked but Spurs’ need for a right-back has lessened slightly with the arrival of the versatile Sanchez, while Eric Dier offers another option there in a flat back four.
Neither would be able to play in the right wing-back role, but Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters give Pochettino two options, while Moussa Sissoko has also been namechecked as a player who can line up in that role by Pochettino.
Pochettino is a huge fan of Barkley and is convinced he can coax the best from him in a way Ronald Koeman failed to during his debut season as Everton manager.
Barkley’s arrival would be caveated by the fact he recently suffered a grade three hamstring tear and his likely three-month absence will affect Spurs in the short term, but he offers numerous options heading forwards.
Spurs could play him deeper in midfield, where Victor Wanyama struggled on his return to the first-team fold against Chelsea, while Mousa Dembele is unable to always complete 90 minutes.
Barkley’s chances of playing deeper appear greater than in one of the roles off Harry Kane at present, with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen more or less automatic selections.
But he would give considerable depth to the midfield choices available to Pochettino.
Another forward player
Spurs definitely require more pace in those two forward positions, however, and links to the likes of Josh King and Demarai Gray make sense.
King would be the ideal pick, even factoring in links to Riyad Mahrez, due to his ability to play as a winger, support striker or lone attacking spearhead.
One thing that has become clear from the two games at Wembley is that Spurs lack pace in attacking areas beyond their wing-backs and someone like King could solve that problem.
Keeping Danny Rose
His explosive interview with The Sun has done Rose no favours with Pochettino, with his comments on having to ‘Google’ Spurs transfer targets not going down well with club staff.
He remains injured but Manchester United have sniffed around him and would act if given any encouragement.
Some see it as difficult for Rose to work under Pochettino again but it is not the manager’s prerogative to sell the player and he wants to keep hold of him, particularly with a fellow title rival trying to pursue his signature.
Worst case scenario
The worst case scenario for Spurs is that they are unable to complete a deal for Barkley.
Their approach to the window has centred on sealing the signing of the Everton man and they are playing a game of brinkmanship to negotiate a fee down.
Everton have bought two No.10 players and Barkley will surely be desperate to leave, but the threat of a rival bid from Chelsea remains.
Barkley’s potential arrival will lay down the gauntlet to players like Alli to improve once more and if they are unable to sign him, there does not appear to be a contingency option.
The Aurier issue is an interesting one.
Several Spurs fans would claim they do not want a player with his previous grievances disturbing the harmony Pochettino has created, while others believe exceptions should be made for proven Champions League-class talent.
Spurs appear to have successfully fended off United’s attentions for Eric Dier but they must do the same with Rose.
Losing both Kyle Walker and Rose in the same window to the two Manchester clubs – likely to be in direct competition for the title – would send out the wrong message and though Rose’s long-term future appears bleak, now is not the time to relent.
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