The narrative surrounding Tottenham Hotspur has changed on an almost monthly basis since throughout the season.
The arrival of Serge Aurier alleviated those concerns but still there were questions about the team’s quality in depth which were finally put to the bed with the signings of Fernando Llorente and Davinson Sánchez.
A bright start – including an unforgettable home win over Real Madrid in the Champions League – finally appears to have put to bed talk of a ‘Wembley hoodoo’.
Yet still there are concerns this talented Tottenham squad have missed their chance to compete for the Premier League title with Manchester City running away from it.
But with a Champions League last-16 tie against Juventus and a fight for the top four to contend with, there is still plenty to play for ahead of the big move back to the new White Hart Lane.
And in order to get a handle on what Spurs fans are thinking ahead of the transfer window opening on January 1, we canvassed the opinion of Spurs fans Andy from E-Spurs, Daniel Smith from Spurs On Insta and Kyle Henchie from COYS News.
Which areas do Tottenham need to strengthen in January and why?
DS: I think Tottenham need to strengthen in the midfield area. When Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen dip in form, the whole team goes down with them. Because there’s no supply to Harry Kane, there’s a lack of attacking flair within the squad.
Another defensive midfielder would also be handy as well. We’ve seen our overall form drop this season without Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembélé. I don’t believe Harry Winks is a starter every match due to his lack of experience.
The central midfielders are the heart of the team and a lot of attacks, as well as defensive moments, are taken through them.
Name three realistic transfer targets you would like Tottenham to sign in January and who should they replace in your starting XI?
KH: Spurs are crying out for another striker, attacking midfielder and central midfielder.
However, Kyle Walker aside, there now seems a resilience from the powers that be to keep our best. Therefore, my only fear this January is that Danny Rose will depart (as expected), leaving us short of pace and power on the wing.
What would your dream January transfer window look like?
Bale and Barkley would add a lot of flexibility to our squad and a world-class signing is what we need to take us to the next level. The flair and pace from Bale is much needed in games where we fail to get going and have control.