The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern are starting to wonder why they were so annoyed at times during the summer.
Indeed, while Spurs left it late to strengthen, the signings of Fernando Llorente and Serge Aurier gives Mauricio Pochettino options up and down the park.
Daniel Levy is a genius. Not only has he banked big money for his most disposable star – Kyle Walker – he’s finally given his manager a back-up forward for Harry Kane, in the shape of Llorente.
The World Cup winner is proven in the Premier League and someone who can operate as both cover and competition for the England star, the type of signing who could help define this Tottenham era as a title-winning one.
Aurier, meanwhile, may have his problems off the pitch, though replaces Walker and then some. As was evident against Burnley, Kieran Trippier struggles to get up and down the pitch as well as Walker, so the Ivorian powerhouse gives Pochettino that pacy dynamic.
There’s also the small matter of their club record signing, Davinson Sanchez. Perhaps a long-term heir to Ledley King, the Colombian will take time to adjust, though certainly looks a huge prospect.
While Pochettino could have done with a more creative midfielder to compliment the likes of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama, he’s finally got someone to cover Harry Kane.
Aurier and Sanchez give the Argentine options in defence, one that’s already solid as a rock, so it’s got to be seen as a good window.
Now, just to get over that weird Wembley woe.
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