Ramsey deal, Kane replacement, Hojbjerg and Lo Celso exit - Tottenham's biggest transfer jobs

Jacob Ramsey has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham this summer
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It has been a rather quiet start to the summer transfer window for Tottenham Hotspur. The club were extremely active in the transfer market this time last year, with Guglielmo Vicario and James Maddison signing on the dotted lined and Dejan Kulusevski joining permanently.

Timo Werner is the only addition ahead of the 2024/25 campaign so far, rejoining the Lilywhites on a season-long loan after finishing last term with Tottenham following his loan switch from RB Leipzig. Whereas some clubs have been active in the transfer market since it opened earlier in June, the vast majority of Spurs' rivals have yet to strengthen.

All connected with Tottenham will be hoping that there will soon be an influx in terms of players coming in through the door as it won't be too long until Ange Postecoglou's side start the new season away at Leicester City. So what exactly are the three biggest transfer jobs facing Johan Lange and his team this summer? takes a look below.

Solve those key positions

Tottenham have plenty to do in the transfer market this summer but they have a couple of positions in the team that must take priority. The club are crying out for a new striker after failing to bring in a replacement for Harry Kane last August.

Richarlison did well when deployed through the middle and went on to score 12 goals but he was absent through injury for nine games and was a key miss for the team. Spurs must bring in a striker who either takes the Brazilian's place in the team or really pushes him for his starting spot.

Given the amount of chances Tottenham do tend to create due to their options in the wide areas, signing a prolific striker could potentially make all the difference come the end of the season. Midfield is another area that Tottenham need to address ahead of the new term as the team really do lack a top quality No.6 who is not only good on the ball but can offer the defence some much-needed protection.

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Yves Bissouma was deployed in the role last season but he failed to hit the heights on a consistent basis after initially starting the campaign off in style. Midfield did become an issue for Spurs in the final few months of the 2023/24 season and a new No.6 could potentially elevate them to a new level altogether.

Sign Ramsey

The key for Tottenham this summer is to add even more quality to the squad as they look to achieve Postecoglou's lofty ambitions. The Lilywhites do have an interest in Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey and understands that the club have enquired again about his availability this month after Lange approached his former club in January about the talented youngster.

Amid reports earlier this week about Villa rejecting a £20million bid from Tottenham that also included Giovani Lo Celso, understands that Unai Emery's side are unlikely to sell the player. If Lange and Tottenham do indeed want to lure Ramsey to N17 ahead of the new season, the club should submit an offer that Aston Villa deem too good to turn down.

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Ramsey moving to Tottenham would give Postecoglou's team even more quality in the middle of the park and he would also help Tottenham out when it comes to their homegrown numbers. A player who is more than capable of scoring from midfield, Spurs could do with a midfielder who contributes with goals regularly and Ramsey fits the bill.

Transfer outgoings

As vital as transfer incomings are at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, outgoings also need to take place in terms of reshaping Postecoglou's squad. Tottenham made strides last season in regards to moving players on but more still needs to be done in order to give the head coach his perfect Spurs squad.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Lo Celso and Bryan Gil are three players who look on course to move permanently this summer due to a lack of regular first-team football in north London. Emerson Royal is another player who could also depart and there are also question marks over Manor Solomon following an injury-hit first season at Tottenham.

Sergio Reguilon, Djed Spence and Joe Rodon could all be in line for permanent exits after spending time away from the club on loan last season. Previously struggling to part with players on the periphery of the first team, hopefully the issues of old don't prove to be problematic this time around.