With Tottenham Hotspur fans having mixed thoughts on Daniel Levy and our summer so far, despite the massive signing of midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, with a keen desire to have seen far more incomings already as the 2019/20 campaign nears – I thought this post deserved a wider audience when it came to keeping our feet firmly on the floor and not getting too carried away.
Everyone is eager for success, but sometimes it’s worth remembering the progress we have made given the base we were building from.
I think we do have to remain sensible in the market and not think we can simply spend like our obviously wealthier rivals, who had previously earned a lot more money through consistent CL qualification/wins.
2019/20 will be Spurs’ 5th season in the CL in the PL era, a 4th in a row and the 6th since 1962, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
Some may have also missed that we have a squad of 24 of 25 players currently, meaning we have to be careful to ensure we meet our homegrown quota, which is a requirement for European football, while being caught with players possible leaving so simply spending money and buying players doesn’t quite fit for me.
Could we spend more? I think so.
Is it hard to find suitable replacements? I think so too, given our budget and status compared to our competition (Utd, City, Liverpool, Madrid, Barca, Bayern etc) and the need for a certain level of quality.
We’ve finally got the infrastructure in place and appear to have patched up a Dembele sized hole (the reason for our downward form last season imo) with an Ndombele shaped one (who I think will be a huge success).
No more Trippier, and likely Aurier transfer, so KWP or Foyth to battle it out unless a replacement bought.
Rose could leave with Sessegnon the likely target, along with Davies at LB.
Finding a bench warmer to Kane? Like for like will be £40m+ although there aren’t many Solksjaer’s out there.
Another winger to replace Nkoudou? Clarke in a year, so maybe someone else comes in.
It’s not a game of Monopoly and we don’t have a PSG budget. Did we forget what happened to Leeds?
Given we haven’t finished outside of the top 10 in the last 10 years, lower than 6th in the last 6 and 4th in the last 4, while building quality training facilities and a stadium, it doesn’t really sound like Levy’s sitting at home counting beans, rather being extremely productive in all areas of the club to be established in the Top 6 in what is undoubtedly the most competitive league within the top leagues of Europe if not the world.