Much like the real life Tottenham squad, there are a lot of mediocre players who need to be moved on, but overall the game makers have been kind on Spurs.
Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela are consistent world class performers, while disappointments such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Vlad Chiriches, Mousa Dembele, Federico Fazio, Younes Kaboul, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado show better form in the game than they currently display in the Premier League.
Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane have the potential to be very good players but Ryan Mason has been underrated and his fans will hope that his stats are given a boost in future updates.
Goalkeeper Thomas Glover and attacking midfielder Joshua Onomah are ones to nurture for the future.
Who To Sell
We recommend selling a lot of players and completely overhauling the squad, not least because it’s really fun.
You can get major money in by selling Paulinho and Jan Vertonghen. Put the Brazilian on the transfer list and you will soon be in negotiations with PSG and should walk away with £30m for his services (no sniggering). As for Vertonghen, you’ll find the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United will show early interest. You might want to keep such an important player but the £40m you can pocket is a tempting amount with major rebuilding afoot.
To this number you can also add Adebayor, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Dembele, Younes Kaboul and Aaron Lennon. You won’t be able to get rid of all of them in the first window but the ones you do sell will add some valuable funds to the main pot.
Kyle Naughton is another who needs to be sold, yet with Kyle Walker injured and DeAndre Yedlin on his way in 2015, it’s better to wait until January. There are goals in Roberto Soldado, so get some out of him in your first season before selling him in the summer.
Who To Buy
The goalkeeper and full-back positions are well covered but the centre of defence will need some attention. Much like the real squad, pace is required. Look towards River Plate’s Eder Alvarez Balanta, Villarreal’s Mateo Musacchio and Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez for answers.
Capoue is not up to the task in midfield but Benjamin Stambouli makes an OK squad player. Add some established muscle with Borussia Dortmund’s Sven Bender and the up and coming defensive midfield talents of Lucas Romero, who plays for Velez in Argentina.
In terms of attacking midfield talent go with young players who will make it big. Will Hughes of Derby, Youri Tielemans of Anderlecht and James Ward-Prowse all fit the bill. On the wings, Nacer Chadli and Andros Townsend are good squad players but the side lacks a left-sided player to match the ability of Erik Lamela on the right. Bring in PSV’s Memphis Depay and you’ll have both full-backs running for cover.
Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane are good enough to be kept around, so compliment their talents with someone strong and fast. Swansea’s Wilfried Bony and CSKA Moscow’s Seydou Doumbia are good options.