Incredibly, Spurs are the only team in the Premier League to have not made a single purchase in this summer transfer window. That’s a surprising fact, even if you leave out last season’s frantic buying ahead of the Gareth Bale sale.
So why the delay? Presumably Mauricio Pochettino is assessing his new squad and the upcoming tour to the US will give the head coach another opportunity to see who should remain and who is simply deadwood.
In the meantime, who will be the first to sign up ahead of 2014-15? There are no obvious candidates although Ben Davies is the name that keeps doing the rounds today. Supposedly, a fee has been agreed with Spurs and Swansea but that piece of ‘news’ came through yesterday and there have been no further developments.
Esteban Cambiasso was also supposed to be a strong link but that has passed by while everything else seems to be speculation. Antoine Griezmann seems unlikely and destined to follow an earlier rumour involving Julian Draxler – over as soon as it had begun.
So who will be the first new member of the squad? Perhaps the new coach might even go with what he has!!