One can tell when things are tough, The Express are getting aggregated by all and sundry. According to Tony Banks, Jose Mourinho is “confident” of completing this transfer raid. Which sounds rather promising, until one scrolls down the piece and discovers Mr Banks quotes Mr Mourinho sounding distinctly unconfident.
The truth is, Tottenham, like a good many other Premier League sides are looking at this window and wondering how they can implement damage limitation, without sending out a message to the rest of the division that they are running thin on ideas.
What’s key here are that fans will be coming back into stadiums next season, but not in vast numbers, and the first through the doors will be those that have already paid, the premium seats.
The absence of pay-on the-day consumers will continue to cripple clubs, who are already staring at significant debts run up when the nation was on lockdown.
As far as Kurt Zouma himself goes, quite why Tottenham need to blow a reported £25million on a 25-year-old journeyman is anyone’s guess. The Frenchman isn’t awful. He’s just far from anything approaching a priority at this stage.
If monies could be raised by selling Serge Aurier – as has been mooted – is investing in Zouma the shrewdest bit of business Spurs could do? He’s a centre back, not a left-back.
Tottenham need Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and they need AN Other right-back, if Jose were able to shift Harry Winks and Dele Alli, then sure, more the merrier. For now, Spurs have to cut their cloth – and that process starts with prioritizing targets.