The five mistakes Spurs are making with ten days to go in the transfer window

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The Premier League transfer window for incoming players shuts on August 8 at 17:00, giving Tottenham around ten days to get their business tied up.

At the moment, the only new signing coming through the doors and playing this season is Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon, despite a number of players leaving the club.

We take a look at the five mistakes that Levy is making –

Trying to sell Danny Rose –

With no left-back replacements coming into the squad so far this transfer window, selling Danny Rose makes no sense to me. The full-back was at his best towards the end of last season and has been at the club for 12 years now. Why Spurs would want to sell one of their best defenders is beyond me, but they announced earlier this month that Rose was left out of the Asia squad in order to pursue a potential exit. This is a huge mistake in my opinion.

No Trippier replacement –

The Rose issue is highlighted by what has gone on in the other full-back position. Kieran Trippier, the first choice from last season, was sold by Spurs for around £20m to Atletico Madrid (Guardian). This is all well and good, but Tottenham have not invested that money in a replacement at all. Instead, they look to be relying on Serge Aurier, who is unreliable at the best of times, Kyle Walker-Peters, who is inexperienced, and Juan Foyth, who is a newly-converted right-back.

Smaller squad –

Tanguy Ndombele was a great signing for Spurs, but where are the others? Dembele is gone. Trippier is gone. Janssen is gone. Eriksen, Toby, and Jan have one year left. Tottenham’s small squad that struggled with injuries last season is now even smaller. Where is the sense in this?

Eriksen free –

I love Eriksen. As a player, his silky and effortless talent is a joy to watch. However, with a year left on his contract, Spurs simply have to sign him up to a new deal or sell him on the cheap. We cannot afford to lose that kind of player on a free transfer. Levy should be selling him and investing in a new young playmaker, or using him as part of a swap deal while he can.

Last minute –

When Ndombele and Clarke came in, I was hoping that Levy had turned a new leaf and was doing his business early. However, it looks as if Spurs will be leaving it late yet again, if they get anyone else in at all that is. This will give Poch little time to bed the player into the squad and get them fit to play.

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  1. Same old story. Potch asked for a brave new approach and backing. Levy makes soundbites however here we are with less than 2 weeks left with a very small squad, full backs position weaker, no kane backup and no challenger for Ali or ericksen.

    We need at least 4 to 5 new signings if Rose leaves… Just not going to happen is it.

    Can’t believe potch is not getting the backing he demanded.

    Levy and ENIC will be in real trouble if after the AIA sponsorship deal, champions league and Premier league money, record profits, new ground revenues are not now reinvented thus summer.

  2. Its a shambles,even arsenal,who are suppose to be short of cash for transfers,are getting decent signings in.We will be waiting until the last minute and try to get a bargain basement player in.If we are going to lose erikson for nothing at end of season,i’m sure we could broker a swap deal with a top european club for a decent player.

    • Exactly. Arsenal with europa league and limited funds signing Pepe and others. Levy just replaces Dembele. 10 defining days left for Levy and ENIC….

  3. Too much talk and very little actions, yes we have done extremely well over the past 5 years there is no doubt about that , however what is of concern is the fact that we need minimum of 3-4 top top players , who can hold the ball up beat players and score some goals , we should never sell any of our top players to ANY premier club..

    Here is my thought – I believe we should sell Kane- injury prone , comes back into the team and we start loosing games happened twice last season in my opinion its what cost us the CL final.. I am not dreaming just being realistic rather than sentimental

  4. Incredible that levy has left it late again. Panic setting in once more. Other clubs will raise transfer fees knowing we are desperate.

    We have only replaced dembele to date. Nothing more.

    Where are the quality signings that are essential this summer.

    Levy can no longer be left in charge if transfers if he messes up again which seems increasingly likely.

    So so short sighted.

  5. Absolutely ridiculous… How is it with 10 days left we are in this position. Rose, ericken not sorted. You know llorente will be resigned as a cheap option to dymbale just to save money. Full backs look very weak if rose leaves.Where is trippiers replacement,? Where are the quality signings potch expected. Where is the brave new approach we expected. Shambolic…

  6. Calm down, dears! Don’t believe all you read and be aware that negotiations are not conducted through the press.There is still some time before the window closes. Have faith!


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