Maybe We Will, Maybe We Won’t.
It won’t be long now before football shuts up shop and closes the Window. Will we sell? Will we buy? Maybe we will, maybe we won’t. Who knows? That was rhetorical; Levy knows!
But, as WE all know, Levy is a businessman. In business, timing is all-important. I’ve said this before; if I were Levy I would spring one or two surprise transfer deals to coincide with Tottenham’s opening of the new stadium. A new stadium plus one or two new exciting players would be an even greater attraction for supporters. It would also be a sound business strategy because our new stadium and the first few games played on it will generate a great deal of publicity. I’m not Levy, but I hope he thinks the way I do.
Like everyone else (?) on VS I believe we need to strengthen the squad in preparation for another competitively intense season, or to put it another way, another intensely competitive season.
The best case scenario is that we bring in some new talent …. two or three players who can make a difference. It’s difficult to know who we need to buy until we know who will no longer wear the shirt next season. Actually, it’s not difficult, it’s impossible. The fact that there are still question marks hanging over the heads of a couple of our major players in regard to their future makes any kind of predictions irrelevant. However, as I’ve said, I believe there will be in-comings.
But what if there’s not! The worst case scenario is that we face the new season with the same squad we had in the previous season. We will also, of course, be competing in the same four competitions as the previous season. If the worst case scenario is that we play the same way as last season, with similar results, well …. it doesn’t sound so ‘worst’ to me.
We could, in fact have a much stronger squad than last season without any additions. Moura has now had six months PL experience after playing very little meaningful football for several months before that. He has certainly shown the potential to have a huge impact on the park and, personally, I rate him with Dele and Son in terms of his importance to the team.
If he is fit (?) Lamela will also be available this season after missing most of the previous one. And Lamela is a very useful squad player. Llorente could also turn the corner in his Tottenham career. The two recent goals against Roma will certainly do wonders for his confidence …. and for strikers, it’s all about confidence.
Then we have Winks! I have no idea of his fitness status (?) but he would be just the kind of player we would be looking to buy when at his best …. and his best, prior to injury, will become much better as the games go by. He was another useful player we managed without last season.
Before I’m misunderstood and shot down in flames, as I said, I do expect Spurs to buy before the Window closes, and I think we need to. But, if we don’t, the majority of clubs in the PL would be happy to have our worst case scenario …. you know, our current squad and all that goes with it!