Opinion: Tottenham missed out on a season-defining deal this summer

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Dom Le Roy

In my opinion, Tottenham Hotspur missed out on one of the deals of the summer when they let Aaron Wan-Bissaka join Manchester United.

Not only is AWB one of the best up-and-coming full-backs in world football, but he also happens to play in the position Spurs need most.

When Kyle Walker left the club for Man City, Spurs were perfectly happy with promoting their second-choice, Kieran Trippier, into the starting XI.

Tripps did well for a couple of seasons, before dropping off and being sold to Atletico Madrid. Many would have expected Spurs to then go out and finally buy a replacement for Walker, but instead they look intent on promoting his namesake Walker-Peters.

While I think KWP looks like a good talent, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is already one of the best right-backs in the Premier League in my opinion.

He has started off the season in incredible fashion too, scooping up a man of the match award against Wolves last night. WhoScored have already given him 7.36 and 8.25 for his first two ratings in a United shirt, including a win over Chelsea.

Although it sounds like a lot, Man United paid £50m for the right-back, something that I think will eventually seem like an absolute bargain (BBC).

This signing also happened in late June, so Spurs had plenty of time to jump in and make some bids. Tottenham were in fact linked with the player before he signed for the Red Devils (Sun).

Whether or not Walker-Peters succeeds, I think teams are going to be targeting him all season long. Wan-Bissaka would have been a huge signing for the Lilywhites and one that could have pushed them on to become title challengers this year.

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