Daniel Levy took the decision to appoint Fabio Paratici this summer as the man to look to lead Tottenham Hotspur’s activity in the transfer market.
The Italian who had just ended an eleven-year stint at Italian giants Juventus, made the move to North London, having officially taken up the role on July 1st.
While speculation of Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham dominated the summer transfer window, there was one player who was frequently linked with a potential arrival at the club.
Atalanta’s Takehiro Tomiyasu was heavily mooted to have been on Tottenham’s radar this summer with Alasdair Gold claiming early last month that some in Tomiyasu’s camp were confident that the defender would seal a move.
Instead, the Japanese international sealed a move to North London rivals Arsenal and was impressive on the right-hand side of the Gunners defence.
Tottenham’s recent recruit at right-back, Emerson Royal started the game on the bench with Nuno Espirito Santo instead deciding to opt with Japhet Tanganga.
Some fans took to social media to share their thoughts on missing out on a deal for Tomiyasu.
Every decision this club makes is wrong. Months to get a manager. Fail miserably. Months to get a RB and Tomiyasu is clearly better than Emerson. Clowns.
— Mikey M (@MillerMiller78) September 26, 2021
What did ‘don paratici’ see in Emerson over Tomiyasu 😳😳
— James Turner (@JT_TTID) September 26, 2021
Getting Emerson over Tomiyasu looks very questionable so far.
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) September 26, 2021
The fact Paratici chose Emerson Royal over Tomiyasu is a sackable offence in itself 😭
— Joe (@JBlincoTHFC) September 26, 2021
Paratici is also looking like a clown for not finishing the deal for Tomiyasu
— Kim Ha-seong stan account (@allyssag) September 26, 2021
Bin Paratici too. Tomiyasu was supposed to be a Tottenham player and we picked Emerson who isn't even the best right back at the club. Shocking. #ARSTOT
— Ric Valentine fka RickySpurs101fka The Artist… (@thericvalentine) September 26, 2021
Took two months trying to mess Bologna around for Tomiyasu, who has looked very solid, only to go and get another RB who not only cost more but can't even start for us. Paratici is a fraud. #levyd #ENICOut
— Fahad Anwar (@FahadSAnwar) September 26, 2021
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