Noel Whelan has claimed that Aston Villa are putting Tottenham to shame with the moves they are making during this summer’s transfer window.
Now the Villans reportedly have their eyes on Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse, who was unlucky to miss out on the England squad for the Euros.
Dean Smith is said to have identified the 26-year-old as the ideal option to bolster Villa’s midfield.
In stark contrast to the way the Midlands club have acted this summer, Tottenham are still yet to appoint a head coach, over two months on from Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
Whelan warned the North London club that they have to get their house in order quickly, with clubs around Europe already pushing ahead with their transfer plans ahead of the start of pre-season.
The former Leeds United striker told Football Insider: “Aston Villa, straight away, hitting the ground running. They’re not wasting any time.
“This is where Tottenham are falling short here. The majority of Premier League clubs already have plans in place. They have managers in place, players in place, players they’re looking.
“To get a successful team, you’ve got to put these jigsaw pieces in as quickly as possible. They’re getting it done before you know the pre-season.
“You do struggle to wonder what’s going to happen at Tottenham right now.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
He isn’t wrong. Both Villa and Leicester have had great starts to the transfer window while Spurs have yet to even appoint a manager. There are bargains to be had out there this summer but they are far harder to sign without anyone at the helm!
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