One of the longest transfer rumours of the summer has been the speculation linking Juan Foyth with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Big spending Paris-Saint Germain were said to have stolen a march on Tottenham in the race to sign the Argentine defender, with press in his homeland however stating that the player would prefer a move to the Premier League outfit.
The apparent stumbling block has been Tottenham’s unwillingness to meet Estudiantes’ valuation of £11.75million, whilst the French club have already agreed to pay the asking price. Yet again in typical Tottenham fashion, we’re about to miss out on another transfer target for the sake of a couple of million quid.
Supporters are becoming ever increasingly frustrated with the lack of transfer activity among Mauricio Pochettino’s ranks during the summer and with the new Premier League season kicking off this weekend, we look set to kick off the campaign without any fresh blood.
While we’ve had to experience the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and even Arsenal spending the cash this summer, it’s massively frustrating why we haven’t managed to get any deals over the line.
Mauricio Pochettino has already publically stated as recently as Saturday in stating his intention on bolstering his squad before the transfer window closes. One look at many of the online sport betting bookies will tell you that we are already outsiders to challenge for the title this season.
Following the 2-0 friendly win against Juventus, Pochettino said: “Our idea was, the same as before, to try to provide the team with more strength and try to sign a few players before the end of the transfer window.”
What boggles my mind is the fact that Pochettino constantly refers to the fact that all the pre-season matches have been about the players gaining fitness ready for the season. It is highly unlikely that any player we eventually manage to sign will be in the same fitness bracket as the rest of our players – meaning they will be playing catch-up. Why don’t we just get our business done earlier in the summer, take the players on our pre-season tour not only for the fitness, but also to bond with their new team-mates?
It wouldn’t be Tottenham if it wasn’t frustrating. Come on Daniel Levy, let Pochettino get his transfer dealings done and dusted.
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