So the media hype of transfer deadline day has ended and Daniel Levy gave Sky Sports the juiciest of bones to sink it’s teeth one hour before the close of the window but before I discuss the man who seems to be as close to marmite as you can get for a professional footballer judging by the media’s articles today I wanted to go through why I think we’ve had a successful window and brought in some exciting prospects and also some future prospects.
Vincent Janssen our dutch Harry Kane? Finally a deal done early enough to see him train with the team for a month rather than the haunts of previous windows where the likes of Adebayor would stroll into the training ground in late August 3 games in. Janssen although playing in leagues that aren’t a direct comparison to the premier league has had one consistent trait to his 3 seasons in senior career (Almere City 69 apps 29 Goals, AZ 34 apps 27 Goals.) He’s started well at Spurs no goals yet and the one on one against Palace had a hint of Bobby to him but he’s strong and hard working and the success of our squad on these traits last year is a testament to that and I’m sure we will be rewarded with the repeats of his previous goal scoring season.
A man who Pochetinno knows well Victor Wanyama I saw as more of a squad builder for this seasons champions league run we needed another defensive midfielder to cover for injuries and also someone who knows the premier league and in that we have Vincent. I’ll admit I was holding my head after the rash challenge in the opening 5 minutes of the Everton game, he must have known this as he came out against Palace with something to prove and late on he took all 3 points for our first win of the season and lets not forget he’s scored against the Barcelona team so if we do progress I’ll not be surprised if he’s starting!
The longest running transfer saga since Damiao but we finally signed him! If you believe the rumours this is why Mitchell left or was forced to resign alongside not getting Batshuyai but this is all just whispers. Probably the most to prove as I can’t see much difference from Njie he’s a winger and helped Marsielle to finish 13th last season he also moved the season before from Nantes for 1 million. I know this may seem a bit harsh but I’ve seen enough questionable transfers to be skeptical and Nkoudou scored less Ligue 1 goals than Nacer Chadli has in the same premier league seasons so why we have replaced I can only trust Poch and hope I’m proved wrong about this one.
When I read the rumours we were in for 21 year old Espanyol keeper I could only think this is one for the future a lad who could be Hugo’s understudy. With it being a loan if the details are true we have the option to buy at the end of the season. He played the majority of last seasons games for Espanyol and they also finished 13th last season but with the highest goals against in the league (74) Rayo finished third from bottom and conceded (73) so for our sake lets hope it’s the defence that were to blame.
And finally the man who has been either loved or hated today after his last minute switch to the lane for a chance to play in the Champions League it seems a lot of Toffees have turned to reporters to say they dodged a bullet in not signing Sissoko. 30 million is a lot for a player however in a world where Higuain is worth 75 million then lets face it the average player stock is going to go up. I can’t help but think we were hopeful of signing another midfielder maybe the Isco rumours were more truth than we thought but I can’t see us getting anything out of this special partnership we have with Madrid so we had to wait until deadline day to get a additional midfielder but we also didn’t want to have a bidding war with Everton as they had already sent Mccarthy to Palace. He didn’t have a great season at Newcastle but neither did any of the other players and they do seem to have used him as a scape goat on the season. The mans got poem experience something all our transfers with the Bale money lacked and we all know how these turned out. I think he will have a good season with us a panic buy that should repay the faith that 30 million puts in.
Looking at our transfer buys and also the players leaving we have strengthened in each area where we fell short on cover last season our reliance on Dembele was oh to clear after the Monday Night Fight Club. I think this will be a strong season for us there is some heavy competition in the league this year but with the business we’ve done I’d put my bets on a top four finish and a cup each year under Poch we’ve come closer to victory and just fallen short starting with the League cup final and the title run last season. We will never be a club who will buy a 60 million player but ion Levy we have to trust as he won’t break the bank but will run the club into the exciting era of a new stadium and a new spurs team that will define a generation.
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