It’s been a quiet transfer window for Tottenham. Again. The Lilywites haven’t brought in a player for a year, with Lucas Moura’s arrival last January the latest player to move to north London.
In that time, Spurs have seen a bit of a regression, in that they haven’t really challenged for the Premier League title, and at present, their direction isn’t clear.
That doesn’t mean that the club aren’t working on transfers, though. Indeed, according to ESPN, Tottenham are keen on a £30m summer move for Valencia man Carlos Soler. Soler’s a great player, and he’s looked good over in La Liga and in Europe this season.
However, the problem for Mauricio Pochettino is that this interest is just coming too late for the Lilywhites.
Tottenham don’t just suddenly need new talent in the present, they’ve been needing it since the summer. It speaks volumes that Spurs were the only Premier League club not to sign a single player over the summer, and they’ve felt the effects of that this season.
Now, sure, they’re right up there at the top of the Premier League table, but by looking at their squad, you just have to wonder: what if? What if Daniel Levy invested the money that the likes of Liverpool and Man City have over the summer, where would Tottenham be? In Harry Kane, Dele Alli and even players like Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, Spurs have a core group of players that are as good as any other team in England – yet a lack of investment means that the club continues to fall short.
This season is the first campaign in years in which a new club, barring Leicester City’s miracle, has broken into and led the title charge, beyond the likes of Man City, Man Utd or Chelsea. Liverpool, are, of course, the team in question. That said, that could have been Tottenham. They’ve got a great core and a great manager.
However, a lack of investment in the present is causing them problems. Planning for the future is great; but not when your present is showing no signs of progression.
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