Tottenham’s managing director of football, Fabio Paratici has admitted that some of the club’s summer signings will need time to adapt following their move to the club.
After departing Juventus, Paratici formally took up his new role at Tottenham on July 1st, tasked with heading up the club’s football operations which includes responsibility for transfers.
The Italian made his first signing following his arrival in North London with the capture of Pierluigi Gollini on an initial season-long loan deal from Atalanta, having already experienced life in England following his time at Manchester United and Aston Villa.
Tottenham’s four other recruits had not experienced life in England following the acquisition of Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil, Pape Matar Sarr and Emerson Royal.
While Sarr while remain with Metz for the remainder o the season, Romero and Gil have already featured for Spurs while Royal only joined on deadline day from Barcelona.
Paratici believes that the new arrivals need time to adapt to their new surroundings, not only on the pitch but with also aspects off the pitch.
When asked in an interview with the official Spurs site, if the new recruits need time to adapt, he said: “You have to give them time to adapt. It’s not just about the football, it’s about the life, the lifestyle, food, training, language, you have to give some time to adapt. So, we have to be patient and at the same time, we must give everything to support them in being more relaxed.”
Given the young age of our new additions, Paratici is absolutely right that we need to be patient with the likes of Gil and Emerson given their young age and the culture shock they face having arrived in England with a huge adaptation to both a more physical game and having to learn a new language.
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