Journalist claims Antonio Conte was left somewhat disappointed on deadline day

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Antonio Conte
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 Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte had hoped to bring in one more signing on transfer deadline day, and was left somewhat disappointed when no one arrived, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Spurs had a busy summer, signing seven players in total. The likes of Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison added strength in depth to the squad and allows the north London club to be more competitive on all fronts.

Meanwhile, signings such as Djed Spence and Destiny Udogie have been earmarked by Conte as players ‘for the future’ (Football.London). The project at Spurs is looking promising, but there is still work to be done.

Conte has been very clear about the expectations around the club, and reiterated the fact that he needs ‘other signings’ if he is to take Tottenham to the next level (Football.London).

Many fans had hoped the club would pull a late transfer out of the bag on deadline day to further enhance the squad. That didn’t materialise, with Spurs conducting no business on the final day of the window.

It’s unclear what kind of player Conte would have preferred, but when asked about the deadline day activity, the Italian told Dan Kilpatrick “If you sign a player for £80-100m on the last day you have a big advantage because you’re signing a top player.”

Dean Jones told Give Me Sport that those around Conte can sense that the Italian isn’t quite happy with the lack of activity on the final day, despite a strong transfer window otherwise.

“I mean, he’s happy with the work that was done, but those close to him definitely sense there was some disappointment they couldn’t get one more over the line.”

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It’s no secret that everyone would have loved to have seen one final signing for Spurs on deadline day. It was such an exciting and positive summer, and the club recruited very intelligently, and acted fast too, to avoid any panic buying.

Spurs definitely need to keep adding to the squad to improve their chances of competing at the very top, but we’re making great steps towards achieving success, and long-term success at that.

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  1. I don’t blame him,, do you? Gil is not really of much use to us at the moment, and because we never brought in a replacement for him in the last week or so, he wasn’t able to fly off on loan to Valencia, which will stunt his growth as a future linchpin in the side, as well as leaving us in effect a player down in the squad!

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