The Lowdown: Paratici era underway…
Since the club announced his appointment in mid-June, a lot of eyes have been directed at new transfer chief Fabio Paratici as chairman Daniel Levy takes a back seat from transfers.
Over his first summer window, the Italian oversaw a plethora of incomings and outgoings at N7 but only time will tell whether his deals will come to fruition.
One area he didn’t gain much luck in was signing a back up striker to superstar Harry Kane, with former England international Robinson now dropping a claim.
The Latest: Robinson blasts ‘under the radar’ transfer gaffe…
Speaking to Football Insider, the ex-Tottenham man has blasted Spurs for their failure to land another forward in the summer.
Robinson also believes the transfer gaffe has gone ‘under the radar‘ and lots of people ‘have missed’ this blunder.
“It’s gone under the radar [the failure to sign a striker],” he explained.
“A lot of people have missed the fact that Spurs have not signed another striker.
“Vinicius has gone back because he was only on loan last season. To let Vinicius go without replacing him could be an oversight by Spurs.
“All of the talk in the last window was about – what if Harry Kane gets injured? When he was injured last season they struggled and they did not score goals.
“Yes, Son and Bergwijn can play there but they are not out-and-out number nines like Kane.
“People have forgotten about that because of all of the hype surrounding the potential Kane transfer and other deals. There is no direct cover in that area.”
The Verdict: Bang on the money…
Even though Paratici finally signed Spurs a star centre-half, brought in a couple of future stars, a goalkeeping alternative and very exciting right-back (Transfermarkt), we believe the failure to land an out-and-out centre-forward could indeed come back to haunt them.
Nuno is just one or two injuries, specifically to Kane or Son Heung-min, away from a real first team crisis with the only other natural option being teenager Dane Scarlett.
The last thing Spurs will want is to rely on the dazzling but inexperienced youngster and Paratici may have missed a trick in his failure to land a striker.
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