Tottenham must act fast in window

Friday 21st June 2013 8:05

Leandro Damiao: May take time to settle in Premier League

Leandro Damiao: May take time to settle in Premier League

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Tottenham FanZoner Abbi Summers believes it is crucial to the club's Champions League prospects to get their transfer business done early.

The release of the 2013/2014 fixtures on Wednesday made it more important than ever for Tottenham to complete their summer signings as early as possible this summer.

After witnessing years of Daniel Levy's 11th-hour antics, most fans will be hoping business is done and dusted by the time the Premier League resumes. With tough opening fixtures away to newly-promoted Palace and our arch rivals Arsenal, the team needs to be approaching those games with a clear head and ready to start the season on the front foot.

Heading to The Emirates after just two games makes early signings even more important considering our past record there. Early business will motivate the team to focus on winning those games and allow time for the players to bond before they begin the season.

The Gareth Bale saga has dominated majority of transfer gossip but we should be focusing on filling the positions we don't have well covered rather than constantly worrying if Bale will still be at our club come August.

Andre Villas-Boas and Levy should be looking to strengthen our midfield and perhaps the left back position, but most importantly need to find two world-class strikers who can take us to the next level.

Our downfall each season is that our squad doesn't have the depth that's needed to push us over that final hurdle.

Key players will be returning in the shape of Younes Kaboul, Sandro and even Andros Townsend to boost the morale of the team and fans, but some fresh meat also needs to be added to make the summer a success.

Despite being heavily linked with Leandro Damiao over the last three transfer windows, I think we should be focusing on a player who has experience European football and has played at the highest level.

I'd be happy to see the Brazilian's name on our team sheet but adapting to the fast pace of the Premier league can be tricky.

To reiterate, getting off to a good start is key for Spurs. We missed out on the top four by just a point last season - wins at Newcastle and at home to West Brom at the start of the season would have secured us the Champions League spot we lust for.

Hopefully Levy can 'pull it out of the bag' sooner rather than later and debut some new Lilywhite faces at Selhurst Park. Come On You Spurs!

You can find Abbi on Twitter - and don't forget to follow @FanZone for links to all the latest blogs.

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