According to The Athletic, Jose Mourinho would have preferred to have a smaller squad but the club were unable to sell many of their fringe players before the transfer window closed.
The report reveals that Mourinho, as well as Daniel Levy, are extremely pleased with the majority of business the club have been able to do over the past couple of months.
It is claimed that Levy had always been hoping to bring Bale to North London and the club saw it as a deal that was too good to miss out on once the Welshman became available.
Similarly, it is said that Mourinho made it clear that Carlos Vinicius perfectly suits the profile of striker he wanted at the club and was delighted to see Spurs get the deal for the Brazilian over the line.
It is reported that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty were the types of characters the Tottenham boss wanted to bring into the dressing room.
However, the report asserts that the squad as it stands is too big for Mourinho’s liking, with Tottenham failing to find buyers for Danny Rose, Paulo Gazzaniga and Cameron Carter-Vickers in the final days of the transfer window.
It is said that Everton were not willing to meet Tottenham’s valuation of Gazzaniga and Spurs are still hoping to sell Carter-Vickers to an EFL club, with the window open for eleven more days.
Rose and Gazzaniga are expected to stay at Spurs until January, with neither player reportedly willing to drop down to the Championship.
Spurs Web Opinion
Our failure to find buyers for some of our players means that we might once again have to leave players out of the Europa League squad. However, a situation like this is certainly preferable to having too small a squad.
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