in a day.
Not just two in a day but Spurs signed ’em on only the second day of the transfer window… this seems unprecedented.
You get the feeling Pochettino really got through to Daniel Levy after the Champions League final. He wanted players. He wanted players early and apparently he wanted these players.
Jack Clarke was the first, for about £10m – with the usual add-ons – from Leeds where he’s gone straight back to on loan. Shame we won’t see him straightaway, you just never know. And we’ve done not so bad buying players from Leeds lately. Paul Robinson, Aaron Lennon and Danny Rose have all done reasonably well.
Spurs do need some home grown players to get the required number. Who knows, we might see him sooner than later, the way Dele came in.
The second signing was the biggie. The record signing of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for €60m euros about £53.8m. Beating the club record £42m they paid for Davinson Sanchez two years back.
Ndombele played 49 games for Lyon last season. Scoring three and 8 assists, with only 3 yellow cards across the French top flight, cup and the Champions League.
Spurs need something from midfield, especially since Dembele was flogged off. Ndombele can hopefully provide that with more assists than the Belgian and maybe more goals. He looks to have that drive forward, that Dembele gave, hopefully he’ll forward forward more after those runs and won’t pass it sideways like Mousa did a bit too much at time. He’s a young talent than it seems a number of teams have been looking at. So we’ll have to see how he fairs in the Premier. At least he’s not a striker who if he doesn’t score in his first appearance is immediately written off.
Still need more. Real freshen up. I suppose some of it depends who stays and who goes. Eriksen, Toby and Trippier mainly…