Clinton Morrison suggests where Spurs may settle for finishing in the Premier League

Clinton Morrison
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Tottenham Hotspur are not ready to challenge for a top four place in the Premier League this season, according to Clinton Morrison.

Tottenham have headed into the international break top of the Premier League table after recording three wins out of three at the start of the new campaign.

Spurs’ new managing director of football Fabio Paratici brought in five new signings this summer in Pierluigi Gollini, Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil, Pape Matar Sarr and Emerson Royal, however, Morrison believes that the other big sides in the league have recruited well.

Manchester City have signed Jack Grealish, while cross-city rivals United have hit the headlines with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, to complement the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Rafael Varane.

Spurs have failed qualified for the Champions League since the 2018/2019 season under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino

Nuno Espirito Santo has a hard task to bring Tottenham back into the competition but his start to life as Spurs boss couldn’t have been better in the league.

When asked about where Spurs could end up, Morrison told Sky Sports News (31/08): “They might settle for fifth and win a trophy.

“The other top four teams have spent really well.”

Morrison also had spoken about Spurs’ transfer activity, specifically regarding their failed pursuit of Adama Traore.

Tottenham had a £30m offer rejected on Monday and did not return with an improved offer with Wolves said to want £50m for the 25-year-old (The Athletic).

Morrison had his say on the saga ahead of the window closing: “He’ll probably be disappointed because he’ll of wanted to go to Tottenham and work under Nuno and I think he would be perfect for Tottenham.

“I can’t see Adama Traore going but Tottenham fans will be hoping it can happen, you never know sometimes you get that last minute (deal).”

SpursWeb Opinion

Despite the good start, I find the notion of Spurs getting in the top four to be a million miles away.

The top teams have got so much better and Tottenham are at the start of a rebuild, however, stranger things have happened and it is important that fans do not get too carried away with the impressive start.

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