Tottenham had an extremely productive transfer window managing to secure the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, and Jack Clarke.
However, the club also reportedly made a late move for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala which fell through since there wasn’t enough time to negotiate the player’s image rights, which was owned by a company based in Malta, Star Image Limited (The Independent).
It looks like former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas got just as excited as us fans did at the links with the likes of Dybala and Bruno Fernandes in the final few days of the transfer window.
While the 36-year-old was disappointed that Tottenham couldn’t get those deals over the line, he said that trying to sign players of Dybala’s and Fernades’ quality shows ambition on the part of the club.
He said that the club could go back in for a top-quality attacker in January.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Jenas said, “Buying-wise, I was pleased with Tottenham’s summer transfer window despite them failing to get the Paulo Dybala deal over the line.
“When I heard they had agreed on a £64m fee with Juventus for the Argentina international, I started to get excited.
“It was a shame the move fell through because Dybala could have helped to bridge the gap from Spurs finishing comfortably in the top four to getting a lot closer to Liverpool and Manchester City in the title race – assuming they kept hold of Eriksen too.
“But the thing Spurs fans should be getting excited about is that a bid was made – along with a big offer for Bruno Fernandes at Sporting, by all accounts.
“I don’t think the intention was to buy both of them, but they certainly wanted to land one of them. It shows the mindset of the club that they gave it a go, and it is exactly the approach that fans have been craving.
“It makes me think that, come January, they can go again, or target that really big signing next summer in the way Manchester City and Liverpool have done in the past.”
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Getting the Dybala deal over the line would have almost certainly made Tottenham title contenders. As things stand, Manchester City still look by the far the best team in the country. Saturday’s game at the Etihad will tell us a fair bit about how far we are from the Premier League champions.
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