Combine this with the dramatic improvements that Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have made, and you'd be fair to wonder whether Spurs have been lapped this summer even as the club tries desperate to pitch fiscal sense in an era of total fiscal lunacy.
On the one hand Tottenham's talented young squad are only going to get better while, in Mauricio Pochettino, they have a highly rated manager who has moulded a team who play in his image. "They are internationals today", Pochettino said.
"It is another challenge to make Wembley our home, but we are very positive about next season".
Spurs, who finished runners-up to London rivals Chelsea, were unbeatable at their now-demolished White Hart Lane stadium last season, dropping just four points at home.
Given so many England players, it is curious that Spurs will go into 2017/18 amid so much talk of their apparently allergic reaction the national stadium.
For all their improvement over the last few years, Tottenham have not claimed a major trophy since winning the 2007-08 League Cup.
Given their relative lack of revenue streams compared to the other teams in the top six - something the club is working hard to rectify - Spurs can argue that the summer has still been a success in keeping together a first XI that finished second previous year, Walker aside. The only way the 26-year-old leaving Wembley on crutches can possibly be seen as a blessing in disguise is if it alerts Daniel Levy to the ever more desperate need for a new right-back. "If you stand still in football, you tend to get left behind", he says.
With the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba to supply the big Belgian, one would imagine his name will be a regular sight on the score-sheet.
'It's like that for the player. We are here in Tottenham, no-one forced him to sign and stay here.
"We want to strengthen in different areas, in all areas".
"I think the team are very united". We are well paid by the club. And in the absence of a bid, Ronald Koeman has said he is more than happy to keep Barkley at Goodison Park.
How will Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham line up for the 2017-18 season? Sometimes you can understand the frustration. "I signed my contract at the time but time has moved on".
"It was good for him to apologise". The team is ready to compete.
Two wins in nine at the "new" Wembley Stadium has cast doubt over whether Spurs can challenge for the Premier League title this season, with disappointing defeats in last season's Champions League causing particular concern among Spurs fans. 'We are so close to making it happen.
It's explained that Tottenham, being a Premier League club, would be attractive financially for the transfer, and competition to other interested parties, like Juventus, can only help.
'We are calm and relaxed.
However, with the Chilean committing his future to Arsenal, it's quite likely the former Barca man will be there or thereabouts again when we look at the top scorers at the end of the season.