You would be hard pushed to find any Tottenham fan willing to criticise Moussa Sissoko after the season the Frenchman has put in.
Written off by so many during his early days at Spurs, he has transformed himself into one of the most important players in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
His efficiency with the ball is matched only by his work ethic, and he has reached a point where his dominance of a midfield is less shocking and more expected.
The former Newcastle man is a big miss when he’s not in the side, and must surely be one of the first names on his manager’s team sheet.
It seems a bit strange, therefore, to suggest that he could be in trouble if Spurs make any new signings this summer, but you can’t help feeling that might be the case.
One of the names repeatedly and strongly being linked with a move to north London is that of 22-year-old midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, as reported by the Evening Standard.
If Tottenham can wrap up a deal for the precocious Frenchman, you have to wonder where that leaves his £80,000-a-week compatriot [Transfermarkt].
If Pochettino opts to play a midfield three, as he often does, then happy days. If, however, he decides to go for a pairing in the centre of the park to facilitate another forward in support of Harry Kane, Sissoko could lose his spot.
Ndombele will be a shoe-in, and Harry Winks is beginning to mature into a player capable of dictating matches.
It’s a long way off, but Sissoko could be looking at a battle to keep his place.