Tottenham Hotspur went on one incredible journey over the first five years of Pochettino’s reign, going from Europa League qualifiers to the Champions League 2019 Final.
However, many saw this as the end of the chapter at Spurs and the start of a new and exciting one, as the club push for silverware.
With one of the best stadiums and training grounds in world football under their belt and a record-breaking transfer in the summer, hopes were high.
However, the Spurs team has failed to live up to the hype thus far, winning just three games out of eleven so far this season.
The squad looks stale, with many players having been there for years now, and some first-team stars seeing their contracts run down.
Daniel Levy has now admitted to the THST that the ‘new chapter’ was hampered this summer as Spurs were unable to sell multiple unwanted players.
The minutes read (as quoted by the Standard): “Daniel Levy said it’s not always possible to sell players. In 90% of instances, either a buyer could not be found for a player or the player did not wish to join the club that had expressed an interest in buying them so THFC was not able to make as many changes as desired this summer.
“Levy reiterated just how difficult it is to get a transfer over the line, with so many moving parts.
“Levy felt the next step in the project was already underway with the signings this summer and the sale of some fringe players. That the much-talked-about refresh had already begun.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I am happy to read these comments from Levy. It means that Spurs really did try and reshape the squad, but were unlucky in their pursuit to sell. I was worried that Levy was attempting to do things by half to save money. However, it looks like he is prepared to sell the deadwood in the squad to make room and raise cash for new blood. Hopefully, the next two transfer windows will be more successful.
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