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Focused: Pochettino has been analyzing what his squad needs this summer
Tottenham have already made a splash in the transfer market this season, adding 4 players to their squad, in the shape of Toby Alderweireld, Clinton N’Jie, Heung-Min Son and Kieran Trippier, while offloading multiple players, including Etienne Capoue, Aaron Lennon, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado.
Some Tottenham fans have expressed concern that their club have lost several midfielders, without any discernable replacement, while Emmanuel Adebayor currently stands as the only real companion for Harry Kane at the head of the Tottenham attack. One twitter user in particular was vocal about their concerns for the coming season, stating that ”Spurs need to make some signings, fast. A Striker and CDM would see us challenge hard“
Centre of Attention: Dembele is set to be one of Spurs’ key midfielders this season
As it stands, the real hope for Tottenham in the centre of the pitch is Mousa Dembele. The 24 year old Belgian has been asked to step into the void left by the likes of Capoue and Paulinho in the centre of the pitch, and he seems optimistic about that role: ”It’s massive pressure, of course, but I thrive on that kind of pressure - although there is a concern about the depth we have in the midfield just now, so some extra depth would be good, to cover for injuries and suchlike. Nabil [Bentaleb] is a great talent, as is Ryan [Mason], but even then, we do need some extra depth.”
And his manager, Mauricio Pochettino, shares his view, telling the media this morning that ”Our midfield and attack are certainly areas which i’m looking to address, especially after Roberto [Soldado] left, and Emmanuel is also looking for a move away from the club in order to get some more game time. I’ll be looking to bring in some more talent in both of those areas during this transfer window.”
Ladies, and Gentlemen! Welcome, to my latest adventure into Story-Writing on FM15! I appreciate FM16 is already out, and most people will be posting new stories on the appropriate forum for such efforts, but FM15 is where i feel comfortable, and therefore the game in which this story will take place.
The story starts at the beginning of the 2014/15 season, but with all transfers current as of 01/09/2015, courtesy of the FMWhizzkids database, and with some transfer budget remaining at my club of choice - Tottenham Hotspur - i’ll be playing as current Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, and trying to plug the gaps in the current squad.
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