Tottenham Hotspur went over 500 days across two transfer windows without signing a single first-team player. It came as a surprise for many, and angered most fans. Most pundits wrote off Tottenham’s season.
Yet despite the lack of signings and lack of squad depth at crucial times during the season, the club went on to reach the Champions League final defying all the odds.
In a previous interview, Mauricio Pochettino outlined that it would be a “painful” summer for the club (Standard), with many players likely to be shown the door. Kieran Trippier was the latest to exit the club, being sold to Atletico Madrid.
The club have been given the green light to splash the cash on new additions to the squad this summer with the help of cash generated from player sales and Champions League revenue. Spurs have already broken their transfer budget this summer with the signing of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £55million (Guardian).
They are also close to signing Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso who said he wants to leave Betis to play Champions League football at Tottenham. (Standard)
Bringing two top-quality players into the team this summer would mean this transfer was a success for Tottenham. The Club have had many successful transfer windows in the past, signing players for a low price that ultimately became a crucial element in the starting eleven.
With that being said, we reflect on the top five best bargains the club has made in previous transfer windows.
5. Danny Rose
He may be linked towards a move away from the Club, but Danny Rose has been one of Tottenham’s most loyal servants. Rose has made nearly 200 appearances for the Club in all competitions and has been a fan favourite ever since he joined from Leeds in 2007.
Leeds were in financial hardship during the 2000s, and were forced to sell a number of their players to generate funds. Rose was sold to Spurs for just over £1million (Leeds Live).
He first became well-known on his Premier League debut, scoring a wonder strike from long distance in the North London Derby where Spurs won 2-1. Ever since, he has been known to always wear his heart on his sleeve and do anything for the Club.
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