Opinion: Why I am gutted with Tottenham’s summer transfer window

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Tottenham Hotspur certainly made some good purchases in the summer transfer window, but did they do enough? If you ask me, Daniel Levy and co took the first step but failed to make the leap I was hoping for.

Tanguy Ndombele came in to replace the role that used to be played by Mousa Dembele. Giovani Lo Celso came in on loan as Eriksen’s long-term successor. Spurs then addeda sprinkling of youth with Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke, who probably won’t hold down first-team starting roles for some time.

In the same window, Tottenham waved goodbye to their first choice right-back from the last few years, Kieran Trippier. Tripps is now thriving for Atletico Madrid and has a real shot at winning La Liga this season. Meanwhile, Spurs chose not to replace him and now have huge problems at right-back.

Fernando Llorente left on a free, and although Troy Parrott looks class, Spurs no longer have a plan B figure or a senior second-choice striker at all for that matter.

I think that Spurs have laid the groundwork for a good team in the next couple of years, but I really wanted to see them go out and spend the big bucks on big names to take the club to the next level.

I still believe the club are short on a class right-back, an extra striker/forward, and an experienced central defender to rotate in.

There’s always January I suppose. Anyone know Dybala’s phone number?

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