Ange Postecoglou has said that he was quite specific about the kind of player he wanted to sign in the summer, which made it a little more difficult for Daniel Levy and the club’s recruitment department.
The club started the transfer window by activating the options to sign Pedro Porro and Dejan Kulusevski permanently before going on to secure the services of Guglielmo Vicario, James Maddison, Manor Solomon, Alejo Veliz, Micky van de Ven, Ashley Phillips and Brennan Johnson.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane, Davinson Sanchez and Harry Winks departed Spurs on a permanent basis Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, Djed Spence Sergio Reguilon and Tanguy Ndombele were loaned out.
Despite all the business that was done, some Spurs fans will feel that the club have left themselves a little short in some areas such as central defence.
Postecoglou sees a long process at Tottenham
Postecoglou has now insisted that it was not realistic to expect the entire rebuild to take place in just one transfer window.
The Australian told the Fan Forum held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (19/09/23):
“For me, the most important thing (late in the transfer window) was that we got young Brennan Johnson in, which I thought was really important for us. We kinda had more targets but they just didn’t seem like they were going to happen.
“Brennan was one I was really keen on because he was the right profile, young guy, he was going to fit really well with the dressing room and the way we want to play.
“I kind of left Daniel to do his thing. He didn’t need me on the phone every five minutes. I was just asking everyone else around him what was going on. Just to make him aware.”
He added: “In the cold light of day when I looked at our window and what we were trying to do, for the most part it ended up in the positive side for us.”
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If we had managed to bring one more centre-back through the door before the transfer deadline, it would have been an almost perfect window. We now have to hope that both Romero and Van de Ven stay injury-free at least until January as we could be in trouble if we lose either player.
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