Why do we leave it so late?

by Matthew Harris on September 10, 2012

As the transfer window passed, there have been many claims about reported Tottenham targets that failed to materialise on deadline day itself. While the Joao Moutinho bid was common knowledge, there were also suggestions that Spurs had gone in late for Dimitar Berbatov and Alvaro Negredo.

“A club from England went to £20million on deadline day for Negredo,” said Negredo’s Chairman at Sevilla, Jose Maria del Nido.

“Negredo was not interested in the offer. That was not a day to do business.”

The player was allegedly targeted as an addition to Clint Dempsey so it’s conceivable that something may still happen when the window opens again in January.

Berbatov, as we know has joined Fulham but another player who may come back under the radar is Atletico Madrid’s Adrian who has yet to sign a new contract in La Liga.

However, it seems that Joao Moutinho is still target number one but is this reported chaos on deadline day indicative of a haphazard approach to club transfer policy that hasn’t improved over the years?

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