The five midfielders Spurs are targeting with ‘massive’ summer investment planned

Tottenham have drawn up a shortlist of five midfield targets with the Premier League club reportedly planning ‘massive’ summer investment.

Spurs did not sign a single player in either of the two previous transfer windows, making their challenge for the Premier League title this season all the more remarkable.

This lack of investment in the playing squad came as something of a surprise, especially in January after Mousa Dembele was sold to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F for a reported £11million.

The decision to not bring a new midfielder in to replace Dembele seemed to be made with the rise of Oliver Skipp in mind, with the 18-year-old academy player starting to establish himself in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team.

Nonetheless, Spurs’ lack of depth is the real weak point in their squad, and Calciomercato claim the north Londoners plan to ‘massively invest’ in the midfield positions when the transfer window reopens this summer.

They have reportedly drawn up a five-man shortlist of potential targets, with James Maddison, the Leicester star, and Bournemouth’s David Brooks featured.

The remaining targets are reportedly Adrien Rabiot of PSG, Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, and Carlos Soler, the Valencia midfielder.

Calciomercato go on to add that, should numerous signings be made, Moussa Sissoko could be allowed to leave Spurs this summer, with the 29-year-old said to be keen on testing himself in a different country.