Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity

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In recent weeks, a lot has been made of Tottenham Hotspur’s inactivity in the transfer market, with a whole host of names touted to join the club, with none of them coming to fruition.

Names like Ross Barkley, Adrien Silva, Demarai Gray and many others have been floated out there as potential signings, yet none have happened or even got close to happening? Why?

There are a few answers to that question:

  • There is a huge revamping of White Hart Lane being undertaken right now, meaning that the club has to find a way to pay for £750m worth of renovations, up £350m from the original total.
  • Market inflation? Players like Kyle Walker are going for £50m, whatever your opinion on his departure, this is good business for us, but on the flip side, you’re going to have to pay someone that amount of money for a real difference-maker.
  • Do Spurs NEED improving? Aside from Walker’s departure, there isn’t a pressing need that the Premier League runners-up have, with stars like Erik Lamela and Danny Rose to come back, maybe they would act as signings in and of themselves.
  • The Poch player: Mauricio Pochettino loves an energetic, do-it-all player, someone who can help press high up the field, eye for a great pass and is above all a team player and puts team success first, maybe finding that player for a Levy-acceptable price is a bridge too far.

With Spurs set to play all home games at Wembley Stadium this upcoming season, it begs the question whether we might need more players with pace, our temporary home has one of the widest pitches in England and with only Heung Min Son as a starting winger with the pace and energetic requirements needed, in the absence of the stricken Erik Lamela, it makes you wonder if the presence of a Riyad Mahrez or Thomas Lemar could do some serious business for us. 

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  1. We’re leading the race for no one, Daniel Levy just wants to sign someone for next to nothing, the price is the biggest factor to him not the quality, which is completely wrong.

  2. I agree with Damien that we have an almost complete squad, but realistically we do need some backup in case of injuries, or suspensions etc. I know players don’t want to come to the club to warm the bench, and I’m not good enough to know the solution.


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