Tottenham Hotspur ambassador Gary Mabbutt has revealed his confidence in the current workings of the club, suggesting that Spurs are doing their business right and will progress again next season.
In light of Kyle Walker’s recent big money move to Manchester City, former Spurs captain Gary Mabbutt took the time to speak to SkySports about Tottenham’s so-far relatively quiet transfer business.
Mabbutt revealed that he expects none of the core Spurs players to leave the club any time soon, but also that the transfer rumours written about Spurs stars only symbolise how well the club is doing.
“The most important thing is to keep this group of players together and I think they will do.”
“It always excites me when I see our players being wanted by other clubs, I enjoy seeing the rumours moving around on social media because it shows where the club is and the respect they have got.”
Mabbutt also weighed in on the sale of 27 year old right-back Kyle Walker to Manchester City for roughly £50 million, stating that the deal was beneficial to both parties. He said:
“Most people will agree Kyle Walker is one of best right-backs in the country. He was a wonderful servant for Spurs. But Kieran Trippier was vying for the place with him last year and any player would want to play every week.”
“It was a very high figure but I think the move was beneficial to Kyle and the club. The opportunity came to go to Man City, Kyle wasn’t getting regular football, and it’s a World Cup year next year and he wants to be involved.”
The former defender, who made over 470 appearances for Tottenham, then went on to explain how Spurs won’t need to go on a spending spree to continue to challenge for silverware.
“It’s vital that, as a club, they are progressing and building,” He added. “The squad that’s been put together is growing in stature all the time – they have pushed the league champions the last two years running.”
“They are not going to rush out and buy players. They’ll see which players are on the radar and then will look at them and add the right ones.”
“It’s already a mixed, strong squad, and this group and the youngsters are more than capable of taking us forward.”
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