Tottenham fans have been waiting almost 18 months for their club to make some moves in the transfer window, with their last signing coming back in January 2018.
However, today has been a good day if the reports are to be believed, with multiple deals close to getting across the line.
Spurs are said to have agreed a fee with Leeds United for 18-year-old winger Jack Clarke, subject to a medical today (Guardian).
The club have also reportedly agreed a £65m club record fee with Lyon for midfield powerhouse Tanguy Ndombele (Sky Sports).
Despite these updates being fantastic for the club, I am frustrated with Tottenham’s dealings today, as one other transfer appears to be close to completion.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed a £50m fee with Crystal Palace for 21-year-old right-back star, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (BBC).
Tottenham were linked with a move for the player earlier in the window (Sun).
After a fantastic breakthrough season with the Eagles, Wan-Bissaka has emerged as one of the shining lights in the England youth system, and he happens to play in a position in which Spurs need to strengthen.
After sub-par seasons from Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier, I believed that Wan-Bissaka would be the perfect long-term replacement.
I also believe that £50m is a decent price for a homegrown player of that age with that potential, especially when you consider how much a new quality right-back would improve the Tottenham team.
I am happy that Ndombele and Clarke are close, but I still see that right-back slot as a huge weak point for Spurs, and I hope they do not prioritise further attacking transfers over a defensive solution.
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