Given that football across the continent has been suspended due to the spread of COVID-19, it is no surprise that there has been plenty of transfer speculation over the last few weeks.
However, most of the transfer speculation, including the reports involving Tottenham, seems to fly in the face of the terrible financial distress that many clubs find themselves in.
With all revenue streams, including matchday, commercial, and broadcast, being temporarily suspended, most clubs are facing massive uncertainty and are thus unlikely to spend big in the transfer market.
In fact, experts have suggested that only as many as three Premier League clubs will be in a position to spend any sizeable money this summer (Sky Sports).
So, Tottenham may well be in a position of needing to raise money from player sales in order to add to their transfer kitty, while also looking for bargain deals over big signings.
Football.London’s Nikhil Saglani has suggested some relatively unknown gems from La Liga who Tottenham could sign without breaking the bank.
He picks Getafe’s Mauro Arambarri, Espanyol’s Marc Roca, Real Valladolid’s Mohamed Salisu, Isasuna’s Chimy Avila, Sevilla’s Carlos Fernandes, and Real Sociedad’s Igor Zubeldia.
While he suggests that Arambarri and Roca can add creativity to the Spurs midfield, he insists Zubeldia will add some solidity in the middle of the park, as well as acting as cover at centre-half.
Fernandes is said to be a great hold-up centre forward, while Avila is more about covering ground and getting goals. Finally, Salisu is described as a ‘revelation’ this season in La Liga, impressing in central defence.
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This transfer window is unlikely to be one where clubs have their list of targets and go after them one after the other. It is instead going to be a window of opportunities whereby clubs will move for players as and when they become available. This is because very few teams are going to have money to spend, while a lot of teams will have to sell some of their assets to ease their financial distress.
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