Although the promise of latest faces will help Tottenham’s case, Conte can be set to want assurances over the standard of the signings and the influence he has over who’s brought in. On the summer priority list are the arrivals of two recent wing-backs, a centre-back, midfielder, versatile attacker and back-up goalkeeper. Regarding the latter, Southampton’s Fraser Forster is about to finish a medical as a part of a free transfer.
A bolstered squad might be essential for Spurs next season as they have to deal with the demands that include playing within the Champions League. Getting there seemed unlikely on the turn of the 12 months, but having pipped north London rivals Arsenal to the post, Conte allowed himself a pat on the back after his side’s exploits at Carrow Road.
“It was an enormous achievement for myself, for the players and for the club,” he added. “In a short while, I worked quite a bit with my players to bring this club to play within the Champions League.
“I need to think about this qualification like a trophy. In my mind, my heart, my head, I do know what we did in these seven months. I need to have fun and we’ll have time to talk with the club about every part.”