Tottenham Hotspur have certainly been active in the summer transfer market this year, although they have done so without breaking the bank.
The Lilywhites introduced the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton early on in the window for a rumoured fee of £15m (Sky Sports).
However, Spurs also managed to sell academy graduate, Kyle Walker-Peters to the Saints fro a reported £12m (Daily Mail), making a difference of just £3m.
Tottenham then scooped up the signing of Joe Hart on a free transfer after his contract with Burnley came to an end in June.
Finally, the North London club signed right-wing-back, Matt Doherty from Premier League rivals Wolves for just £15m (Standard).
With young Oliver Skipp and Troy Parrott also going out on loan, Spurs have likely spent well under £18m (net) on three new players this summer.
Even Liverpool, who won the Premier League last season, have found it difficult to shell out for new players this summer, signing only Kostas Tsimikas for £11.5m (Sky Sports).
Jose Mourinho has now compared the situations of Spurs and Liverpool (Football London): “The other day Jurgen was saying that Liverpool is not a club of oligarchs and countries. We are the same. We cannot go to the market and spend a fortune on players. But we all, we all, I want to make that clear, are making hard to give good balance to the squad and that good balance would to get another striker to the team.”
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