Former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown admitted that he has been left impressed with the transfer business which the club conducted in the previous two transfer windows.
Spurs failed to sign a single player in the summer of 2018 along with January of last year before bringing in on the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Jack Clarke and Ryan Sessegnon in the summer.
The club were also fairly busy in January opting to bring in Steven Bergwijn from PSV and signing Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan deal with an option to buy whilst also sealing a permanent switch for Giovani Lo Celso.
Bergwijn has enjoyed an impressive start to his Spurs career and already looks like he is going to be a shrewd acquisition.
Brown commended the club’s acquisition of the Dutch international and pointed out how all of Tottenham’s recent signings were players whose values could increase substantially in the coming years.
When asked what he thought of Bergwijn, Brown told Football Insider: “Young, exciting, one for the future and one we can make money on.
“I said in the summer, ‘can we have some really seasoned, experienced players at 50 million quid’?
“Ndombele came in, Lo Celso on a loan which was made permanent – Ndombele, he’s one you could say he’s been brilliant at times, inconsistency, Mourinho’s dug him out over injuries, really critical regarding stamina – he needs to learn that but to be so over- critical, I’m not sure.
“Bergwijn, what a start, if he can continue anywhere near that. He’s got a great technique, it’s a steady start.”
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We still have to be patient with Bergwijn and can’t afford to get carried away with a few performances. However, he does look like he has the physical attributes and tenacity to succeed in the Premier League. We can only judge him fairly from the start of next season after he’s had some time to get used to the league and team’s way of playing.
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