Opinion: How Spurs can sign seven new players without spending a penny – Including Aarons


Tottenham Hotspur will have to be extremely savvy in their spending this summer due to the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic and existing stadium loan repayments.

The Telegraph recently reported that Spurs may not be able to spend any money unless they sell players this summer.

Therefore, we thought we would have a go at designing the dream transfer window for the Lilywhites without breaking the bank.

First up, Tottenham simply must secure a new defensive midfielder after Waynama left the club this year. The prime candidate for us is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

With Walker-Peters seemingly surplus to requirements in North London and on loan at the Saints, a swap deal seems sensible.

Seeing as Hojbjerg has just one year remaining on his contract and Walker-Peters is still only 23, we can see Spurs offering a player plus £5m deal.

Tottenham would then likely need a new right-back and they should look no further than Max Aarons. Norwich City are likely to go down to the Championship this season and will be negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as a relatively small club.

Spurs should take advantage and secure a young up-and-coming full-back with Premier League experience for just £18m.

We would also like to see the Lilywhites cash in on Serge Aurier, as the Ivorian would likely not agree to play second fiddle to Aarons anyway. With his pedigree and experience, Aurier should fetch a similar price to Aarons, £18m.

Japhet Tanganga could then act as a second-choice right-back, or Spurs could snap up Nathan Ferguson on a free from West Brom when his contract expires in the summer. That would give them two young and exciting right-backs to challenge each other.

On the left side, Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon, Dennis Cirkin, and Japhet Tanganga provide four options, allowing Spurs to sell Danny Rose for £10m in the summer.

This should free up some funds for further signings. We would like to see Philippe Coutinho arrive on loan with recent reports indicating this would cost £8m. This could also include an option to buy for next summer.

Spurs also need a new back-up striker, with recent reports claiming that Vedat Muriqi may be available for just £8.9m (Todofichajes – as relayed by Sports Mole).

With Eric Dier moving to central defence, Japhet Tanganga breaking through, and the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld, Spurs should be able to scrape by for another season. The club can also offload Juan Foyth for a £10m fee. Cameron Carter-Vickers could also be used to collect another £1.5m or so.

Ryan Fraser would also represent an attractive free signing option for Spurs, with a far lower wage than someone like Willian from Chelsea.

If Tottenham do want to push the boat out with another exciting signing, then a £20m deal for Eberechi Eze would be the one. However, a savvy Levy should get a deal signed for him to join in the summer of 2021, giving him another season at QPR but securing the deal.


Max Aarons – £18m

Vedat Muriqi – £8.9m

Philppe Coutinho (on loan) – £8m

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – £5m plus Walker-Peters

Nathan Ferguson – FREE

Ryan Fraser – FREE



Kyle Walker-Peters – SWAP DEAL

Serge Aurier – £18m

Danny Rose – £10m

Juan Foyth – £10m

Cameron Carter-Vickers – £1.5m

Jan Vertonghen – FREE TRANSFER


Troy Parrott – LOAN

Oliver Skipp – LOAN

Jack Clarke – LOAN

TOTAL SPEND – £400,000

Once you take into account the loan fees that Spurs pick up from the likes of Skipp, Parrott, and Clarke, they should end up even.

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  1. Very well written and comes extremely close to how the majority of us fans feel in terms of transfers, but would have preferred to see vedat mruiqi being replaced with names like danny ings or Joshua king. Better players more familiar to the epl and its demands as I am sure their fees might be a bit similar as well


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