The transfer window came and went without Tottenham Hotspur making any major signings, and, in doing so, became the first Premier League club not to add to their squad in the summer period, since the window began in 2003.
Whilst the club have been praised for their success in tying down manager Mauricio Pochettino and South-Korean star Hueng-min Son to new long-term deals, and especially World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, who has signed a six-year contract extension, not everybody is happy with their stance in the transfer window.
The Tottenham Supporters’ Trust, for example, has issued a statement saying “as a Supporters’ Trust, it is not our job to involve ourselves in on-field matters. But we have a responsibility to voice the concerns of our fans about the Club’s ambition and strategy on the pitch. And to ask for a full and believable explanation of how this transfer window has played out.”
The Trust further outlined its concerns that for all the good football the side have played over the past few years, there are no trophies to show for it, whilst highlighting the fact the club’s publicly stated avowal to develop their youth rings hollow when some of the most promising young talent at the club, like Reo Griffiths, Anton Walkes and Keanan Bennetts has been allowed to leave this season.
Manager Pochettino is putting a brave face on the club’s lack of transfer activity – in stark contrast to his counterpart at Manchester United! – and has caused the decision “brave” whilst attributing various causes for their inaction, including the cost of the new stadium, and the effect of Brexit on the buying power of the British pound
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.