This summer’s transfer window may not close until the 5th of October, but the season begins this coming weekend and the clubs that are serious about getting their business done – have been getting their business done. Whilst Daniel Levy’s wearisome propaganda about the ‘last week’ being ‘where the action is‘ still resonates with some die hard believers in the club’s owners, the reality is that even Tottenham themselves got some bodies over the line as soon as they could.
To date, Spurs have moved with what can only be described as remarkable stealth, and when looking where best to use an Unibet bonus code, even though our transfer business may be completed late – or not at all – Tottenham are better placed already than they have been in a hell of a long time. Admittedly, Daniel Levy’s track record has been comparatively appalling, with a focus firmly being applied to the business’ net spend, opposed to the well-being of the actual football squad.
To date, José Mourinho has been allowed to acquire Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, formerly Southampton’s captain, Joe Hart from Burnley, and one of Wolverhampton Wanderer’s key components, Matt Doherty. The sole area of outstanding concern is a back-up to the talismanic Harry Kane, of course.
Rivals Arsenal have so far agreed deals with Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, William Saliba from Saint-Etienne, Willian from Chelsea, Pablo Mari from Flamengo Cedric Soares from Southampton, and Dani Ceballos was loaned from Real Madrid. It has also been widely rumoured that Pierre-Patrick Aubameyang is set to sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Chelsea have also splashed the cash, spending in excess of £150million on
Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain, Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, Xavier Mbuyamba from Barcelona, Ben Chilwell from Leicester, Malang Sarr from Nice and finally, Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. Chelsea’s swagger in the market-place is likely to send shivers down the spine of many, and rightly so, as Frank Lampard has aggressively addressed his side’s weaknesses, no doubt spurred on by his side’s humiliating defeat to Arsenal in the season closing FA Cup final.
Of these 3 most significant sides in the capital, it is sadly all too easy to draw the uncomfortable conclusion that right now, Tottenham have failed to compete meaningfully with their immediate rivals. Of course, Daniel Levy and his micro managed minions have several weeks left before the wind closes, but with our first game of the 2020/21 season this weekend, it looks like Spurs have missed the boat – again. One has to ask, when was the last time ENIC supremo Joe Lewis actually missed a boat himself?