It’s official, the transfer window is closed and until January Tottenham fans can rest easy and stop tearing their hair out over Daniel Levy’s stubbornness in the market. In the end, it has certainly all worked out for the Lilywhites.
The club made the earlier moves to sign both Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele, although, after well over a month of radio silence from the club, they’ve left it very, very late to announce their final pieces of transfer business, with both Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon finally announced.
It hasn’t been easy for the fans, though, and it may well go down as a window that is remembered, at least by Spurs fans, of one where they failed to get the signing of Paulo Dybala done. However, that should not be what it goes down as, as the club have made some very big steps forward.
Undoubtedly, it was hard to stomach for the Lilywhites earlier when David Ornstein, famed for his excellent coverage of Arsenal and their transfers, dealt a huge blow to the club’s deadline day plans when he revealed that the Lilywhites’ deal for Dybala was off.
Dybala was always going to be a massive deal, and to get him in would have cost masses in both wages and a transfer fee, so to get him on top of the deals for the other four players was always going to be a massive stretch, and the fact that it hasn’t happened shouldn’t dent the success of their summer.
It also must be said that the trio of Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose have all stayed, so the missed signing of Dybala really can’t be looked at as a move that killed their window seeing as their success in every other area.