Date: 22nd July 2019 at 12:00pm
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Writer: Hot Tottingham

We have bought two players so far this transfer window, in Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke. Clarke, of course, was loaned straight back to Leeds. Tanguy is away with the team, training and preparing for the season ahead and he made his Lilywhite’s debut against Juventus out in Singapore.

Why are some supporters still complaining that we don’t get deals done early enough in the TW, when these two were indeed done almost 3 weeks ago? I’ll ask why does anyone think that they were bought with little fuss, when they were, over a month before the PL TW deadline-day? I presume it was because they were deals that simply could get done when they were done, with little or no complications to hamper them. Likewise with the sale of Kieran Trippier to Atletico.

There are others we have been linked to buying and a few that we now know for sure are up for possible sale. With a couple that we are uncertain about that may or may not leave.

It’s this may or may not that is key here in so many transfers, in and out. But not just for Spurs. It is nearly always complex and dependent on so many variables. Variables and what if’s that are so often ignored by supporters when complaining about the clubs dealings. As if it were all just dependent upon how Levy and Spurs go about their business. As if we are the ones with the sole responsibility when it comes to the TW as a whole.

When we are attempting to make deals (buy/sell), then some will inevitably take more time than others. And many can and will fall by the wayside. This is obvious. If we take a look outside of our Tottenham bubble we will see that our main competitors in the PL and across Europe are in the same boat. Of course they are. The media is chock-a-block with rumour and speculation for all. Not just THFC. There are so called transfer deals that are up in the air and all over the shop, for most if not all of the top clubs.

Will he or won’t Neymar return to Barca? Why the weeks and weeks of idle chitter-chatter and no action? Just get it done! Is Pogba on his way out of United and to Juve or possibly Real? It can’t be that difficult to sort out, can it? Why aren’t Zaha, Ceballos, Saliba or Tierney already at Arsenal? I thought they were all supposedly desperate to sign for the Gooners! What is all this talk of Maguire to City? It’s been going on all summer! (Or should that be to United?).

“Just Do It” may be the Nike (THFC shirt sponsors) long-time motto. But, if only it were so simple. Fantasy football and FIFA 20 are simple little games that we can all play at our leisure and with no consequence to the real-life players and teams we may choose to ‘pretend’ shuffle and manoeuvre.

But, what of the real world of top pro football, and the mega amounts of dosh involved in the trading of its livestock? Well, that is a little tougher, more complex and pretty unpredictable for the most part.

In spite of how easy the media like to fool us…and we fool ourselves too…we all dare to dream, only to wake up in a cold sweat when we see that Messi is still at Barca and not yet wearing the Spurs shirt with pride…Ah but he does have a lifetime sponsorship deal with Adidas and that could complicate things… Then again, Barca shirts are sponsored by Nike as well! So, you never know, you know!

(Sorry, for a minute there, I forgot we were talking about football, not business!)

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