Tottenham fans like myself and Bogoljub Karic suffer each and every year when the transfer window opens, we are perennially deceived and yet each year we go into it with the same optimism as ever before. Having spent no money in 2 transfer windows, it all got a bit exciting when Spurs secured midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke from Leeds, we were all confident that this would be our year. Sadly things have panned out much the same as they always do, and with just 4 days left, can Spurs save their transfer window? Let’s take a look.
Spurs have lost Kieran Trippier and our wing back positions already looked in need of some work, yet we have failed to sign anyone in these positions. It was widely thought that Eriksen would get a move away to Madrid or Barca, so Spurs were in for Lo Celso and/or Fernades from Sporting. Eriksen is still at the club having not received any offers, and currently it is thought that he will go to Manchester United, strengthening the rivals and weakening ourselves. As a final piece of dreadful news, Alderweireld may go to Roma and Vertonghen is entering the final year of his contract, brilliant.
If Spurs are to stand any chance in the league this year they need to keep Eriksen, even if that involves a one year extension, they also need to get one of Lo Celso or Fernandes in order to bolster their attacking threat. The big signing which Spurs need is Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham, who has looked close to singing on multiple occasions in recent years, without it ever coming to fruition. Spurs will not be able to get a decent right back in time which means that Kyle Walker Peters needs to show that he has got more than just potential. Toby must stay and the club must do all that they can to show him and Vertonghen just how needed they are.
Will it Happen?
Unfortunately the reality of what will happen is going to be very different. Eriksen will leave and we imagine that Levy will put money over everything, and sell him to either Liverpool or Manchester United, the worst case scenario, but one which Levy will view as better than letting him go on a free next year. This will happen late and Spurs may, just may, get Lo Celso in before the end of the window. We expect the Sessegnon deal to go through, although he still has a lot to learn before he can be considered a heavyweight player for Spurs. We also expect to see Toby head out of the door, leaving us even shorter in defense, again this will be because if he doesn’t, he goes for free next year, and Levy doesn’t do free.
Ultimately it will have been another poor transfer window for Spurs and one which will heavily damage our chances of getting top 4, same old story.