Spurs may have set their sights high in this summer’s transfer window but with four days left before the start of the season, our squad is far more depleted now than it was at the end of 2011-12.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen quickly followed new boss Andre Villas-Boas into the Lane but since then it’s been nothing but rumour along with a trail of failed bids.
Confirmation has now arrived stating that Spurs fell short of the fee required in respect of French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – a name that has appeared in the press quite frequently this summer.
‘Hugo wants to play in one of the best clubs in Europe,’ said Lyon Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas.
‘This year there was an approach from Tottenham that was quickly rejected.
‘If he absolutely wants to leave, we will look at the proposals but they must be consistent with what we want. If not, he will stay.’
A new era for Spurs was expected to have new personnel on the pitch and those early arrivals gave us hope that our deals would be done ahead of time for once. Now, it’s looking increasingly likely that a number of transfers might have to wait until the 31st of August – if they even happen.