Tottenham remain the only Premier League club yet to make a signing this summer, and a lot of people have had a lot of things to say about it.
The latest opinion comes from Damien Comolli, Spurs’ former Director of Football and the man partly responsibly for bringing Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to the club.
Speaking to talkSPORT, The Frenchman defended Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity.
“I think Tottenham deserve so much respect for what they’ve achieved,” Comolli said. “Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino are working with less money than everybody else and working on a lot smaller wage bill than any of the Premier League’s top five – we need to give them some credit.
“I’m sure they know exactly where they’re going [in the transfer market]. The thing with Spurs which is extremely difficult for them to deal with and is probably very frustrating, is that if you take that first XI, it’s so difficult to make it better because every player is fantastic, every player is young.
He added: “There’s was the second youngest team in Europe among the top five teams last season and yet they finished second in the Premier League which is the most competitive league. So to reinforce that team with players who are as good or better than those players, and as young too, it’s almost an impossible task.
“They’re probably looking for young and up-and-coming players to come an compliment that team, probably two or three and I’m sure they’ll achieve that in the end. It must be so difficult to find reinforcements for that team. Pound-for-pound, every player could play for almost every club in the world, that’s how good that starting XI is.”
He’s right — Tottenham would need to spend huge money to bring in players worthy of providing real competition for the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
Still, signings are needed and I can understand the criticism aimed at Daniel Levy for leaving it so late.