Are we in more trouble than we realise? At the time of writing, the Summer Transfer Window has only been open for 11 days. Yet, we can already look back and rattle off a long list of players we were supposedly interested in, but who have gone elsewhere, or have been made unavailable by their clubs: David Villa, Mario Gomes, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Christian Benitez, Younes Belhanda, Gonzalo Higuain, Son Heung-Min, Roberto Soldado, Alvaro Negredo, Tin Jedvaj, Allen Halilovic, Gerard Deulofeu, and this is not an exhaustive list.
In my opinion, the problem has something to do with Spurs’ Top Brass being as slow as Adebayor, and even more obsessed with money! I don’t intend another long-winded rant about the failings of our Chairman in the transfer market, but clearly many fans are dissatisfied. Truth is, the number of available strikers is decreasing every day – the number of available strikers good enough to propel us into the Champions’ League is decreasing even quicker.
So, who do we have left? What are our options? How much time do we have to pick them up? (Only realistic options to follow – as much as we’d love to see a front three of Messi flanked by Ronaldo and Cavani…it’s not going to happen!) In no particular order:
Tottenham Hotspur's players warm up during a training session on the eve of the Champion's League Group H football match Borussia Dortmund against Tottenham Hotspur on November 20, 2017 in Dortmund, western Germany. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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