Gallery: Five Tottenham transfer window signings that flopped

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Dom Le Roy

If Tottenham Hotspur are to complete the signings of Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessengnon, then this summer transfer window should be labelled as a success.

Spurs fans were greeted with two signings in one week with Tanguy Ndombele’s deal being finalised shortly after Jack Clarke in early July. This came after supporters waited over 500 days for the club to make a first-team signing.

Spurs have made some excellent signings in recent years, such as the arrivals of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Dele Alli…the list goes on.

However, the transfer window hasn’t always been plain sailing for the Club. There have been a number of players enter the doors at White Hart Lane who have not lived up to their potential and failed to justify their price tag that the Club purchased them for.

We list five of these players (unranked) who can be considered to be some of the worst signings Spurs have made in the Premier League era.

Erik Lamela

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Out of all the players purchased with the money generated from the sale of Gareth Bale in 2013, only Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela remain. Lamela was picked up from AS Roma for a fee of £25.7million (BBC) which was a club record at the time.

There was a lot of hype over Lamela and what he could add into the team. He initially had a good first few seasons at the club. However, Lamela has been somewhat lucky to remain at the Club in recent years following numerous injuries.

In 2016, Lamela suffered a hip injury that left him out of competition for nearly 400 days and missing 57 matches in the process. Ever since his initial injury, Lamela has struggled to return to optimal fitness and is often slated by fans when he does play in matches.

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