Journalist reveals what surprised his contact within Tottenham this summer

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The Athletic journalist David Ornstein has revealed figures at Tottenham have been surprised by how early the club has completed most of its transfer business this summer. 

Spurs have been one of the busiest Premier League clubs in the window so far, bringing in six new players after listening to the requests made by Antonio Conte (The Telegraph). 

Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence currently stand as Spurs’ monetary signings with the fee for their signatures totalling around £90 million (TransferMarkt).

Meanwhile, Spurs secured the free transfers of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, while central defender Clement Lenglet was brought in on a season-long loan from Barcelona. 

With the focus for Spurs now expected to shift over to offloading players (Evening Standard), the moves to bring in fresh blood early has shocked some within the club according to Ornstein. 

Ornstein told The Athletic’s YouTube channel: “One of the most notable features of this transfer window for Tottenham is that they’ve gotten their business done early. 

“It was pointed out to me by someone inside the club as being a real surprise, because we’ve seen so many transfer windows go down to deadline day with Tottenham wheeling and dealing to get what they need and what they want. 

“But now they’ve set their stall out with some very heavy recruitment right from the start.”

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Tottenham needed to be active in this transfer window and they have not disappointed so far, making a host of solid additions to areas that needed addressing. 

It is a big change to how they normally operate in the window as they usually wait very late to complete the bulk of their business as part of a money-saving exercise. 

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