Date: 28th July 2019 at 7:00pm
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This summer window started really well at Tottenham. The Lilywhites managed to get two deals done as they announced both Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke on the same day, yet if it remains that way the fans will be rightfully fuming.

Considering the sale of Kieran Trippier for £20m, the summer spending hasn’t so far been what the Lilywhites thought they’d be in for, and with recent talk making deals for Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon and Paulo Dybala look some way away, it’s not all good news.

According to West London Sport, Fulham manager Scott Parker ‘fully expects’ Ryan Sessegnon to stay at Craven Cottage. Then there’s Football-Italia claiming Paulo Dybala wants to stay at Juventus this summer whilst finally, Diario de Seville have claimed Spurs are unwilling to pay more than 50m euros for Giovani Lo Celso.

It’s not adding up the way that Tottenham fans will have wanted it to, and the way things are looking, Mauricio Pochettino could be set to go into the new season with only the impressive Tanguy Ndombele in his side who wasn’t last season, seeing as Jack Clarke has been loaned back out.

As good as Ndombele is, he himself has come in to replace Mousa Dembele who left for China back in January, and this really will not make positive reading for Tottenham fans as we go into the last 11 days of the transfer window for Premier League clubs.

It’s true that anything can happen in the weird and wonderful world of football, especially at this time of year, but the way things are looking, Daniel Levy is in for some sleepless nights and busy days as we approach the start of the season.

 
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6 Replies to “Opinion: Tottenham could find themselves in catastrophic situation come August 8th”

  • I have been reliably informed by the regular Levy luvvies that all is well and Levy will provide the well publicised support that our manager requires by the start of the new season, all these stories off doom and gloom are sheer fabrications made by the media,

  • As expected. Levy looking just to balance the books again. Working for the owner and not the team. Would be a disastrous window as we are lightweight in key positions. No creditable backup for kane. No competition for Ali and Erik’son. Weak in full back area. All that has happened is dembele has been replaced tó date which should have happened a year ago.

    Levy has to land at least 3 top signings and keep rose and Erik’son to address the above including le celso and sessignon and a striker and not simply resign llorente otherwise top 4 is all we can hope to compete 4 which is not enough to keep our manager.

  • For goodness sake, do you know what patience is? It`s until august 8th. Lo Celso will happen, Rose will stay, which means IF Sessegnon joins than he will come in and play primarily as a winger. Dybala will go down to the wire. Llorente could re-sign depends on Dybala, Wanyama will stay based on his British eligibility freeing up space for foreign players. GKN, Joshua ,CCV and Edwards will leave. That is my prediction

    • To sum up then, you predict that four players completely irrelevant to the first team will go, two players almost as irrelevant will stay (and does Wanyama’s citizenship matter? Dier is British but doesn’t count because of his academy experience in Lisbon), and there may be anything up to four newcomers to blend into the team only days before the new season starts – is that really a recipe for success, given that Pochettino is notoriously reluctant to give incomers a run in the side? Look how long Moura, Son and Sissoko took to make an impact! You don’t predict trophies or titles, and I don’t blame you – I can’t see silverware nexr season either.

  • Yet more fact free reporting, I can’t wait for the transfer window to shut to end this drivel. So far we’ve signed one player and another for next season, we’ve sold one player (ignoring anyone outside the first team squad). None of the other players who were supposed to be leaving have actually left. Specifically on Sessegnon, Fulham are between a rock and a hard place. They either sell Ryan for what they can get or let him walk for free at the end of the season. They can’t make him go anywhere he doesn’t want to go. They will obviously drag things out as long as possible and make vague but positive noises to test our nerves and try and drive the price up. Its called negotiating.

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