Tottenham Hotspur have been one of the busiest teams in the transfer window this season as they brought in five new faces to join their squad for Nuno Espirito Santo’s first season in north London.

The Lilywhites spent around £ 62million on Bryan Gil, Pape Matar Sarr and signing Emerson Royal, while Atalanta duo Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini both joined the club on loan with purchase options.

However, both parties assume that the permanent deal for Romero will come about – so the Argentine defender has agreed to a five-year deal at the club worth £ 42.5million.

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That summer, many familiar faces left the club including Toby Alderwiereld, Joe Hart, Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth, all of whom went for a total fee of about £ 30 million, but despite cemented interest in Manchester City’s Harry Kane, Spurs managed to keep the striker for at least one more season.

Eric Lamela, Danny Rose and Paulo Gazzaniga all left for free, while Spurs and Serge Aurier mutually agreed to also terminate his contract so he can look for a new club for the coming season.

So what could happen for Spurs in the remainder of the 2021/22 Premier League season?

Will Nuno be able to put Spurs in the top six in their first season or will they have to settle for a spot in the Europa Conference League for a second season in a row?

To simulate the season we used the Football Manager 2021 editor to update the teams involved in the Premier League, with each club adding their updated transfers to the database.

Let’s see what happened!

We simulated Spurs’ 2021/22 Premier League season

After confirming he will stay with the club for the 2021-22 season, Kane had another stellar season leading the Spurs when he averaged 8.07 in the Premier League – just behind Kevin De Bruyne from Man City.

Kevin De Bruyne topped the average rating list in the Premier League simulation

The England international also picked up the Player of the Game 14 times over the course of the season, scoring 15 goals and seven assists – an impressive but smaller contribution than the previous season.

Dele Alli and Lucas Moura also had righteous seasons in the simulation. Alli, who plays a slightly deeper role than usual, scored eleven assists and six goals in the league, his statistically best season by far since the 2017/18 season. Moura scored 12 goals and five assists – by far his best season in a Spurs shirt since arriving in 2018.

At the end of the 2021/22 season, Football Manager 2021 put together the best overall Spurs XI based on performance, statistics and other metrics.

According to FM21, this is what the best Spurs XI 2021/22 looked like.

The Spurs’ best team from the simulated 2021/22 season

Full Spurs Best XI: Gollini; Doherty, Dier, Romero, Sanchez, Reguilon; Alli, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Kane, son.

The duo of newcomers Gollini and Romero both formed the best team of the season, with the goalkeeper claiming number one ahead of Hugo Lloris.

Despite Japhet Tanganga’s strong start to the season and Emerson’s arrival, a rejuvenated Matt Doherty conquered the right-back and found form similar to Wolves’.

This is what the table of the Premier League 2021/22 looked like at the end of May 2022.

Premier League Top 7 in the 21/22 simulation

Premier League Top 7 in the 21/22 simulation

At the end of the season, the Spurs improved their position in the league slightly from the previous season when they finished sixth in the league and took a place in the Europa League.

Impressively, Nuno’s side lost five games fewer than in the 2020/21 season, but those five defeats turned into four draws and one win – a total of 69 points for the season – seven points more than last season.

Overall, the simulation predicts that the Spurs could have an improved season with their new signings integrated into the squad, with the new signings of Gollini and Romero defensively improving the Lilywhites and giving them a place in the Europa League next season.

Would you be satisfied with this result at the end of the Premier League season 2021/22? Let us know in the comments below!

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