Tottenham supporters have been pretty satisfied throughout the international break after seeing their team record three successive Premier League victories prior to the fortnight interruption.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their most recent encounter against Cardiff City off the back of wins over Brighton and Huddersfield Town, albeit they did go down 4-2 to Barcelona in the Champions League days before the visit of Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds. Yet the North Londoners got back to winning ways at Wembley as an Eric Dier effort in the first half was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for Spurs, in turn moving them to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
As such, there have been many delighted Tottenham fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have been taking to Twitter to express their thoughts on the rumours circulating that Pochettino will get a £100 million transfer kitty in January, with many laughing off such suggestions.
And having endured a summer in which their side didn’t sign anyone, those Tottenham fans are right to suggest that these recent claims are absolutely laughable.
Ultimately, Spurs became the first Premier League team since the transfer window was brought in back in 2003 to not sign anyone during the summer market, and regardless of how strong Pochettino’s squad is (which it of course is), they would have surely benefited from some additions to freshen things up ahead of a push for the title this term.
Yet the club will point to new deals for the likes of Pochettino and striker Harry Kane as shrewd business that somewhat outweighs new signings, and while there is little doubting that agreements with the aforementioned duo were important, the fact that Tottenham haven’t quite fired on all cylinders just yet suggests that they could have done with a few additions.
Nonetheless, having failed to do any business at all during the summer, which is seemingly the easier of the two windows to strike deals, it is highly unlikely that Spurs will be overly busy during January, let alone give Pochettino a hefty £100 million to spend on new recruits.
Simply, Tottenham are not in the same league as the likes of City, Manchester United, and Chelsea when it comes to spending big and handing out big contracts – it’s unlikely that Levy is going to change tact anytime soon, let alone when they, eventually, move into their new stadium and thus have that to pay off.
So while the North Londoners may seek to do some business come January, their performances in the Premier League and in Europe may have a bearing on how much, it’s very unlikely that they will spend £100 million, which would be a full £100 million more than they spent during the summer.
As such, those Spurs fans are right to laugh off those recent claims, as they know their side all too well to expect big money to be spent come the New Year.
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