It has not been the most fascinating of summers for Tottenham with no signings to date, but that does open the door for players on the fringes of the Spurs squad last season to step up. Here, The Boot Room identifies three players who could have make or break seasons in 2017/18.
Following the departure of Kyle Walker, Trippier will have the opportunity to step up and fill in. The ex-Burnley man will be keen to impress, particularly with a World Cup on the horizon and an outside shot of making Gareth Southgate’s squad if he can impress by repeating the form of late 2016/17.
Often praised for having a cross as good as, if not better than, Walker’s, Trippier is a strong attacking threat. Whilst he lacks the Manchester City man’s pace, he is also more reliable defensively. 2017/18 will be key for him to establish himself as first choice and capable of replacing Walker.
Similar to Trippier, having seen Sky Sports link Danny Rose with a move away. Rose will miss the first month of the season, according to ESPN, and that will give a great opportunity to the Welshman to make his case. If he can impress, then the club may be slightly more open to selling Rose.
Davies has struggled to impress to the same extent that Trippier has and has largely been thought of as a clear downgrade on the England international. He may not have long to prove otherwise, but a good start to the season will be vital to Davies’ career at Tottenham.
Having broken into the Tottenham first team last season with 21 Premier League appearances, the 21-year-old was hugely unfortunate to suffer an ankle ligament injury in April that ended his season. With no summer signings as of yet, Winks will be hoping to return to have an equally as important role in the squad.
Having also broken into the England under 21 squad, Winks will be confident of taking his career to the next level if he can nail down a regular spot in the team. That may be a struggle, but Gareth Southgate is known to be open to selecting young players in his England squad and Winks may become a candidate to sneak into the squad.