Tottenham ended their 2018/19 campaign with defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League Final on Saturday night.
Despite defeat, the season offered hope that Spurs can compete among Europe’s elite. In reaching the final they defeated Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax.
For Mauricio Pochettino’s team to become regular participants in the final stages of competitions they will need to sign some players.
Lucas Moura was the last addition to the Spurs ranks back in January 2018. With their new stadium now open for business, the purse strings will be loosened this summer, however.
According to A Bola, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been identified by Spurs, if they fail in their quest to land Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.
It could take £72 million to tempt the Portuguese outfit into a sale.
The 24-year-old was in sensational form last season. Playing as an attacking midfielder he netted 32 goals and registered 18 assists in all competitions.
Spurs should undoubtedly look to target the Portugal international.
One current member of Pochettino’s squad is facing a big season during 2019/20.
Dele Alli once again struggled to impact a big game in Saturday’s final and he has looked out of sorts for a lot of the last 12 months.
The arrival of Fernandes might just give the England man the kick up the backside that he needs.
With Pochettino not boasting much in the way of squad depth for the last 18 months, Alli has become complacent over his place in the team.
New arrivals at Spurs are needed in order to try and take Spurs to the next level. If Fernandes does arrive in North London, it might just reignite Alli’s career too.