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Tottenham moving for Andy Carroll would highlight Levy’s recruitment problems

Tottenham moving for Andy Carroll would highlight Levy’s recruitment problems

On the field, Tottenham have been brilliant lately. They’re keeping pace at the top of the Premier League table, and despite limited resources, Mauricio Pochettino continues to pick the best team for the occasion.

Off the field, however, things are somewhat more concerning. Indeed, Tottenham haven’t signed a player for 12 months now, with Lucas Moura their last recruit back in January of 2018. They failed to bring anyone in over the summer, and despite their obvious need to, they’re yet to make any sort of headway with regards to January investment, too.

That’s a sad state of affairs for a team that is supposed to compete with the likes of Man City and Liverpool at the top of the table, and especially given the problems within the squad at present. With Harry Kane and Dele Alli now injured, Mousa Dembele sold to China and a handful of other problems pertaining to the playing squad, it’s far from rosy in north London.

This week, Tottenham have been linked with a big move, but it’s a bit of a concerning one. According to the Sun, Spurs are considering Andy Carroll as a potential option for a bit of offensive reinforcement, and it’s fair to say that a move for the Englishman would represent everything that is wrong with Spurs’ recruitment at present.

Carroll, of course, has been in a constant state of poor fitness over the last few years. With problem after problem plaguing his tenure with West Ham, he’s simply not available enough, and what Tottenham need is a reliable back-up for Kane, not a perpetual crock.

Furthermore, when he does play, he’s hardly been particularly impressive. He’s very one dimensional, whilst he hasn’t scored more than 9 goals per season since the 2010/2011 campaign.

He’s clearly not what Spurs need, and given their recent recruitment struggles, a move for Carroll would sum up Daniel Levy’s current failings.


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