Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Paul Robinson has hailed the business that Spurs have done in the transfer window and believes Jose Mourinho has built quite a formidable squad in North London.
The Lilywhites were one of the busiest clubs in the window, securing six new first-team players in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Joe Hart, Sergio Reguilon, Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius.
As a result, the club have not only been able to address most of their weaknesses but have done so on a budget, with the total outlay projected to be around £62 million.
Eight other teams in the Premier League have spent more on new signings this summer than Tottenham but few teams can claim to have enjoyed as good a window as Mourinho’s side.
Reports indicate that the Spurs boss wants to add one more central defender to the squad and that Swansea City’s Joe Rondon is the main target, with Premier League clubs allowed to do business with EFL clubs until October 16 (Athletic).
Robinson believes that it would be a perfect transfer window for his former club if they can get a deal for the Swansea man over the line.
The former England number one Sky Sports News at 11:05 am on Tuesday (as relayed by TBR Football): “They’ve (Tottenham) had an outstanding window, Jose has been an easy target for criticism but the squad he has amassed is excellent.
“Gareth Bale is a statement of intent. Hojbjerg, Doherty is a great signing.
“The only criticism I have for Tottenham is they did not sign a centre-back but that might change with Joe Rodon from Swansea – which would complete the window.
“Without a centre-back, I’ll give them 4.5 [out of 5].”
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Only time will tell who has had the best transfer window out of Spurs, Chelsea, Everton and Aston Villa but there is no doubt that in terms of value for money, no one else has had a better window that we have. We have managed to plug almost all the gaps we had in the squad for a mere £62m and we have signed players that are likely to hit the ground running.
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