Tottenham Hotspur have been pretty consistent in recent times after the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino. Though they made the Champions League under Harry Redknapp a few years ago, the side struggled for consistency under Andre Villas Boas and Tim Sherwood in the Premier League before they eventually secured the services of Pochettino.
Under the Argentine gaffer, Spurs have built a young side who play an admirable brand of football. The transfer business has been key to the side doing well. While their academy products have done exceedingly well -- Harry Kane in particular -- the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Heung-Min Son, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele have been vital players.
Tottenham haven't shied away from spending money despite the fact that they are building a new stadium.
Though Spurs haven't won silverware under Pochettino, the biggest positive is the fact that they have managed to keep their better players away from the bigger European sides. Last summer, Spurs were pretty inactive in the first few weeks of the transfer window but towards the deadline day, they made a few shrewd signings.
Tottenham added more depth at the back by signing Davinson Sanchez for a club record fee and the Colombian has done fairly well in his debut season. In hindsight, he has not only replaced the departed Kevin Wimmer, but has also challenged the likes of Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen for a first team berth which is big positive. Fernando Llorente was also signed to provide the back-up to Kane.
Spurs made good money from the sale of Kyle Walker and Nabil Bentaleb as well. Walker was sold to Premier League rivals Manchester City while Schalke made Bentaleb's loan move permanent, paying £17.1 million for the Algerian's services.
In the winter transfer window, the club signed Lucas Moura to add more bite to their attack.
|Davinson Sanchez||£36 million|
|Moussa Sissoko||£31.5 million|
|Roberto Soldado||£27 million|
|Erik Lamela||£27 million|
|Heung-Min Son||£27 million|
|Player ||Transfer Fee|
|Gareth Bale||£90.9 million|
|Kyle Walker||£45.9 million|
|Dimitar Berbatov||£34.2 million|
|Luka Modric||£27 million|
|Michael Carrick||£24.48 million|