As Mauricio Pochettino ties a belt around what was a pot-bellied central midfield and adds quality to his defensive line, there remain question marks over whether he will reinvigorate the attacking aspect of his squad.
Saido Berahino is believed to be on the north Londoners’ radar to provide better support to Harry Kane, but links with men to fill the attacking positions behind the striker are few and far between.
That’s because the club have already had something of a new arrival in that area.
Alex Pritchard returned from last season’s loan with Brentford on a promise of a first-team role from Pochettino and it could be the 22-year-old who proves the most important addition to the Argentine’s squad.
A nimble attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, Pritchard is an eerily similar style of player to Christian Eriksen.
Considering the former Ajax man has been a resounding success at White Hart Lane since signing two summers’ ago, that’s no bad thing.
A comparison of the pair’s stats from last season give further weight to the theory that they are cut from the same cloth.
Both men reached double figures for goals during their respective league campaigns, and completed a high number of their attempted passes (over 75 percent).
Pritchard actually proved more creative than the Dane, registering seven assists to Eriksen’s two and the duo both play as number tens, with a tendency to drift to the left.
Although their comparable playing styles and positions may initially keep Pritchard out of Pochettino’s starting XI in the Premier League at the start of the season, the England U21 international could actually be a solution to a problem.
Aside from Eriksen and Nacer Chadli, Pochettino hasn’t gotten all that much production from the other three wingers in his squad.
Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela all only managed flashes of form during the course of last season and a simple switch of flank for Chadli could seriously strengthen Spurs’ 4/1 top-four chances.
Handing the Belgian, who scored 11 league goals for the Lilywhites last term, the right-sided berth will allow Eriksen and Pritchard to operate fluidly from the left and in behind the striker.
That move would immediately boost Spurs’ creativity and goal threat from when Lennon, Townsend or Lamela, who combined for four top-flight goals in 2014/15, were in the lineup.