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Tottenham summer transfers: Potential starting XI for 2022/23

Sean Walsh
Tottenham could make some serious moves
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Tottenham are looking build on a fine 2021/22 campaign with a summer of important transfer activity.

Owners ENIC have already injected £150m into the club for immediate use, with head coach Antonio Conte set to be backed after agreeing to remain in north London.

There's plenty of work to do between now and the start of the season but Spurs have already dipped their toes into the market. Here's how they could line up for the 2022/23 campaign.

Tottenham 2022/23 goalkeepers

Club captain Hugo Lloris signed a two-year extension back in January and is now due for a testimonial. Conte, as well as previous coaches Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino, have spoken at length on the Frenchman's presence in the dressing room and the need to have him between the sticks.

Pierluigi Gollini's loan from Atalanta has expired and Spurs will not be returning for the Italy international. Instead, Fraser Forster is expected to join on a free transfer from Southampton to become Lloris' deputy.

Tottenham 2022/23 defenders

Spurs have already triggered their purchase option to make Cristian Romero's loan move permanent, proving to be one of the signings of the 2021/22 season.

Eric Dier came on leaps and bounds under Conte and was unlucky not to receive an England recall, and while Ben Davies similarly improved at centre-back, his place in the lineup is up for grabs.

Tottenham are pursuing a deal for Inter and Italy star Alessandro Bastoni, though will need to convince the defender that this is the perfect time to leave his home country.

At wing-back, Spurs are continuing to monitor Djed Spence after an impressive loan spell at Nottingham Forest, while Ivan Perisic was unveiled as the club's first signing of the summer.

Though not naturally a wing-back, Tottenham remain interested in Wolves' Adama Traore with a view to replacing Emerson Royal. On the left, the club are open to offers for Sergio Reguilon but Ryan Sessegnon will stay.

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Tottenham 2022/23 midfielders

Oliver Skipp penned a new long-term contract back in April. The 21-year-old missed the second half of the 2021/22 campaign with injury after an impressive opening to the campaign, with Conte stressing he could become a top midfielder.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur formed a solid partnership down the stretch in Skipp's absence, providing a useful blend of physicality and grace in midfield.

Aston Villa's John McGinn has been linked with a move to north London, but is unlikely to come in as a starting option. Christian Eriksen is also a target after his impressive stint at Brentford.

Spurs are looking to sell Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso after their respective loans to Lyon and Villarreal expired. Harry Winks could also leave the club.

Tottenham 2022/23 forwards

90min understands Harry Kane is now happy at Tottenham and is open to signing a new contract with his boyhood club. His partnership with Son Heung-min has kept Spurs afloat for much of the last three years.

Tottenham have chosen to extend Dejan Kulusevski's loan by a further season instead of purchasing him outright this summer, meaning they can spend with a bit more freedom in other areas.

Conte would ideally like to add another forward to his ranks, with Inter's Lautaro Martinez of long-term interest to Tottenham.

In terms of outgoings, Steven Bergwijn has expressed his desire to leave, citing a lack of game time in north London. Young striker Dane Scarlett could head out on loan after signing his first professional contract.

Tottenham 2022/23 potential starting XI

  • (GK) Hugo Lloris
  • (CB) Cristian Romero, (CB) Eric Dier, (CB) Alessandro Bastoni
  • (RWB) Djed Spence, (CM) Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, (CM) Rodrigo Bentancur, (LWB) Ivan Perisic
  • (RF) Dejan Kulusevski, (CF) Harry Kane, (LF) Son Heung-min