Is this Tottenham’s starting XI next season after three superstars leave?

first_img 11 Left wing-back: Ben Davies – Pochettino may opt against signing a first-team left-back to replace Danny Rose should he leave. Davies may not be as dynamic as Rose but he’s a solid performer and connects well with Jan Vertonghen on the left side of defence. 11 11 11 Tottenham Hotspur may have signed several of their players to long-term deals over the last 12 months – but they could still lose three top stars.There are persistent rumours Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, and Eric Dier could all leave the club over the summer.This would be a huge loss for Spurs, but they have built an adaptable squad and will have the resources to replace the trio should they all decide to move on.So, with the current transfer speculation in mind, how might Tottenham’s starting XI look next season, in a 3-4-2-1 formation? Click the right arrow above to find out… Centre-back: Toby Alderweireld – Spurs’ swoop for the Belgian ahead of Southampton, where he had been on loan, has to be one of the best moves of the Premier League era. For around £12m, Tottenham reunited Alderweireld with ex-Ajax team-mate Jan Vertonghen and helped create one the best defences in Europe. 11 11 11 Centre-back: Jan Vertonghen – A stalwart at Spurs now, the Belgian will be going into his sixth campaign with the club – one of their longest serving players. Inside right: Christian Eriksen – The Danish creator-in-chief has been in stunning form this campaign, winning the club’s player of the year award. In the Premier League alone he’s made 13 assists and scored eight goals. Central midfield: Mousa Dembele – A firm fan favourite and heralded by his team-mate, Dembele has also been labelled a genius by Pochettino. Spurs will do all they can to hold onto the Belgian. Central midfield: Victor Wanyama – One of the signings of the season, the Kenyan was a snip at £12m. He’s proved pivotal in the centre of the park, breaking up play and kicking starting Spurs’ transitions. 11 11 Cente-back: Joel Veltman (Ajax) – Eric Dier is a superbly versatile talent, but has occasionally looked out of his depth in a back-three. Bringing in Veltman, a Dutch ball-playing centre-back, would suit Pochettino’s side. The fact he is about to enter the last year of his contract will be music to the ears of chairman Daniel Levy. Right wing-back: Dani Alves (Juventus) – Barcelona may have thought they could do better than the aging right-back, but he’s proving them wrong with some stunning end of seasons displays in Italy, despite breaking his leg earlier in the campaign. The Brazilian signed a two-year deal, with an option for a third, last summer, but Tottenham reportedly want him to replace Kyle Walker in the short-term. 11 Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris – Click the right arrow above to see how Tottenham could look next season in a 3-4-2-1 formation… – French superstar Lloris had long seemed the most likely of Spurs’ stars to leave but with Champions League football and a title challenges, he seems happy with the club. Inside left: Dele Alli – Currently, despite his impressive talent, and reported interest from Real Madrid, Alli is concentrating on improving at Spurs. Expect him to remain at the club for the foreseeable future. 11 Striker: Harry Kane – He’s one of their own and appears to be going nowhere as rumours of moves to the likes of Manchester United have died down.last_img