Paul Merson makes bold prediction about Tottenham Hotspur

Paul Merson is backing Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title next season

Paul Merson has tipped Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title next season.

The Lilywhites needed just a point from their final game of the season at St James’s Park to finish above their north London rivals Arsenal for the first time in 21 years.

However, Tottenham lost 5-1 to relegated Newcastle United as Arsene Wenger’s side were emphatic 4-0 winners against Aston Villa to pip their neighbours to runners-up spot.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished with the best defensive record in the Premier League despite their 5-1 defeat and only Manchester City scored more goals than Spurs.

Speaking to Fantasy FC podcast, former Arsenal and England midfielder Merson tipped Tottenham to win the Premier League title next season.

“I’d go Tottenham… Tottenham don’t need any players. They need a CF in case Harry Kane but they’ve got their team. Everybody else needs four or five,” Merson said.

Tottenham ended their season without a victory in four games following draws with West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea before defeats by Southampton and Newcastle.

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Spurs reached the last 16 of the FA Cup and the Europa League this season.

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