Tottenham Hotspur have famously not signed a single player in the last two transfer windows, with Lucas Moura being the last first-team player to arrive at the club back in January 2018.
Despite this, the Lilywhites have competed valiantly against sides that have invested much more into their squads, and even managed to reach the final of the Champions League last season.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said on multiple occasions that the club needs to change the way they operate in the transfer window if they wish to compete in Europe’s biggest clubs (Evening Standard).
Football clubs certainly don’t come any bigger than Real Madrid, and so ESPN UK posted a stat comparing the Spanish giants’ transfer spending in recent weeks with Tottenham’s in previous seasons.
Madrid have already secured the signings of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo as Zinedine Zidane goes about rebuilding his squad after a disappointing season.
Stunningly, it turns out that Real Madrid have spent more on signings in the last few weeks than Tottenham have in the last 4 seasons.
Real Madrid have spent more in the last few weeks than Tottenham have spent in the last 4 seasons 😳 pic.twitter.com/cXGZn1oKk9
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) June 13, 2019
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While too much can’t be read into this stat given that Real Madrid have gone on a crazy spending spree in the last few weeks, this does show how far behind Tottenham are in terms of their ability to compete in the transfer window with the biggest clubs in the world.
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