Separate from the transfer rumour thread, this is more to discuss what we need next season to progress and move closer to that much-talked about 'next level'.
For example, I've seen an increasing number of posts on social media forums questioning Pellegrini's tactics and decisions, so there are some that may argue that change needs to start at the top. Every chance we may only get another 3 or 4 points this season and end up 12th-14th, which would reflect pretty poorly on a manager who, I suspect, was given the target of a top 8 finish having been given a club record transfer fund.
As for the squad, we need a number of positions filling, but more importantly with the right players. Pace is so important in todays game, yet we have arguably the slowest squad in the league. Zaba, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Noble, Rice, Sanchez, Obiang, Snodgrass and Hernandez are all painfully slow. We only really have Fredericks, Antonio, Anderson, Diangana and Masuaku that have genuine pace, and there are question marks on at least two of those as to whether they'll be here next season.
Position wise, we're crying out for a top quality midfielder. A Loftus-Cheek kind of player. Not easy to find, but we really need to. That would be my priority.
We're struggling at left back; Cresswell post-knee injury is half the player he was and Masuaku isn't even a defender, so IMO we need a starting left back. No2 priority.
Up front we could need a lot of work. Carroll is all but gone, I'd be amazed if Perez is still here come July, Arnautovic may yet get his move to China and Hernandez is regularly linked with a move to Spain. Rumour is that Pellegrini wants Gomez and Dzeko, but I have serious doubts that Gomez would come (he's been linked with Barca for a start) and Dzeko is 33 and automatically falls into the 'no pace' category.
The other option we have is to promote the U23s. Should Johnson become a first team full back? Does Coventry become that midfielder we need? Do we go with Diangana and Holland on the wings, supporting Xande Silva?
For me, the biggest thing we need is new owners (although I know it won't happen). The move to the London Stadium was supposed to be the catalyst for us competing for European places and, ultimately, the Champions League. Unfortunately, G&S simply don't have the financial clout to do that, and nor do I think they are particularly competant (the Carvalho emails being the most obvious example). So, realistically, what do you think we need in the summer to become a top 8 team?