Christian Eriksen believes Tottenham Hotspur's current squad is already strong enough to ensure the club can kick on sufficiently next term.

Mauricio Pochettino's side reached the League Cup final and once again qualified for Europa League football during the Argentine's first season in charge at White Hart Lane, with Liverpool's final day humiliation at Stoke meaning they secured a fifth-place finish.

While that was a marginal improvement on the previous campaign, a place in the top four remains the primary ambition for Tottenham particularly given the considerable sums they have lavished on new arrivals since Gareth Bale's world-record move to Real Madrid in 2013.

Pochettino has already made two additions to his squad this summer after defender Kevin Wimmer's switch from Bundesliga outfit Cologne was followed on 19 June by confirmation that Burnley full-back Kieran Trippier had also agreed to join on a five-year contract.

Dele Alli will also arrive after being signed from MK Dons in January and then loaned back to his former employers for the remainder of their League One promotion push.

Tottenham, who appear to have abandoned their recent extravagant transfer policy and returned to a system of signing younger players for more modest fees, are expected to strengthen further before they open their 2015-16 Premier League season against Manchester United in August, yet Eriksen claims the team are already capable of achieving further progress.

"The same as last season, but to do better," the 23-year-old told the club's official website of his ambitions for next term.

"We're in a similar position to where we were last year so hopefully next season we'll take a step up and really compete with all teams across the board. We have the squad and the team to do it, so hopefully 2015-16 will be better and we can make further progress."

Among the latest players to be linked with potential moves to Tottenham include Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

The former, who spent last season on loan at Southampton, is said by The Telegraph to be hopeful of completing a transfer to north London after returning from his honeymoon, while Schneiderlin has placed a number of potential suitors on alert with comments made on 24 June that appeared to hint at an imminent exit from St Mary's.

He told France Bleu Alsace radio station, as reported by The Guardian: "The negotiations are ongoing and should be completed in the coming days, hopefully before the resumption of [Southampton's pre-season] training next week."