Tottenham will need at least another two transfer windows before the squad is in a positon to compete at the top level, according to boss Ange Postecoglou.
The Spurs head coach oversaw a summer of considerable change after joining the club from Celtic, with star man Harry Kane among those moving on while the club spent more than £150m on new signings including James Maddison and Brennan Johnson.
But Postecoglou insists there is still plenty of work to be done at the club before the squad is in the position he wants it to be.
“It depends on the development of the players within this context,” Postecoglou said when asked how many transfer windows it could take before his vision is realised.
“We’ve got a lot of young players. So if they develop really quickly, probably not too much.
“But I definitely think we need at least two more windows to get to a space where I think ‘okay, we (are happy) as a squad.
“Because don’t forget, obviously this year we’re out of the Carabao Cup now and we’ve got no European football. So the fixtures are a little bit kinder to us between now and Christmas.
“But that’s not our aim, we want to have games, we want to be in Europe, we want to be in cup competitions. So we’re going to need a stronger squad and I don’t think we’re anywhere near that point where we’ve got a robust enough squad at the moment.
“So I think it’ll take at least a couple of windows, and then after that, it just depends on obviously the development of some of our players. If they develop quickly, then hopefully, it’s just fine tuning in the next couple of windows, but it may mean you’ve still got significant work to do.”