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Levy: No summer 'upheaval' but Tottenham set to strengthen in 'key positions'

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has revealed that the club will not conduct a similar transfer strategy to the one they employed last season.

Spurs signed no less than seven new players in the summer transfer window after losing Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, spending more than £100million in transfer fees.

New manager Andre Villas-Boas had been given a new-look squad to tackle the 2013/14 Premier League season with vigour but it backfired when the Portuguese tactician was sacked in December and replaced by long-time Spurs coach Tim Sherwood after a run of negative results.

Ahead of the next summer window, Levy has made it clear that the north London club will not look to sign a plethora of new players again but did highlight the fact they do need to bring in some quality in certain areas as well as bringing forward plans to develop a new stadium in Northumberland Park by 2017.

"Whilst this season's performances and results have not lived up to expectation, we believe our squad has potential and it is important that we all now show commitment and teamwork to get the best possible finish to the season," Levy said of the sixth-placed Spurs.

"Our focus...is to continue to invest in and develop the squad - we shall not look to a summer of major upheaval, but rather to strengthen in key positions - to play the style of football for which we are famous - and to deliver the new stadium."

The comments also suggest that perhaps Levy will not look to replace Sherwood with current Holland manager Louis van Gaal who was been heavily linked with the White Hart Lane job following this summer's World Cup.

The seven players to join Tottenham in the summer, to differing success, were Paulinho (from Corinthians), Nacer Chadli (FC Twente), Roberto Soldado (Valencia), Etienne Capoue (Toulouse), Vlad Chiriches (Steaua Bucharest), Erik Lamela (AS Roma) and Christian Eriksen (Ajax).

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