Journalist backs Tottenham to make ‘one or two big-money buys’ this summer

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The Daily Star journalist Paul Brown has backed Tottenham to make two ‘big-money’ signings before the transfer window shuts.

Tottenham have secured the services of Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic on free transfers while they paid £25m plus add-ons to Brighton to snap up Yves Bissouma (Daily Mail).

Reports indicate that the North London club are far from done this summer, with The Times suggesting that Antonio Conte still wants four more signings to arrive through the door.

Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence is thought to be on the club’s radar, with Sky Sports reporting this week that Spurs are now set to accelerate their efforts to sign the England Under-21 international – although they are coming up short on a fee (TomBarclay).

The Athletic have claimed that Tottenham are expected to spend big on a left-sided centre-back, with the likes of Alessandro Bastoni and Pau Torres thought to be among the names on Conte’s wishlist.

Spurs have also been linked with several big-name attackers over recent weeks including the likes of Raphinha (Fabrizio Romano), Richarlison (UOL), Gabriel Jesus (Mirror) and Lautaro Martinez (Alfredo Pedulla).

Brown has now said that while the majority of Tottenham’s singings this summer will be bargains, he expects the club to make one or two expensive additions as well.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “The business they’ve done already has been pretty impressive to strike quite quickly, but I still think Spurs have a couple of big deals up their sleeve in this window.

“Conte won his battle for backing this summer and I think they will spend money, but they want to sign so many players for him that it will be only one or two big-money buys and the rest will be bargains for one reason or another.”

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I think the majority of our transfer budget this summer will be used on a left-sided centre-back and a versatile forward. Who we sign for either position is anyone’s guess at the moment, with Paratici seemingly following his rulebook by negotiating for a number of different targets for each position.

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