Darren Anderton: Tottenham Hotspur signed too many players in the summer

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Darren Anderton says that Tottenham Hotspur should not have signed as many players as they did in the summer transfer window.

Darren Anderton believes that Tottenham Hotspur signed too many players in the summer transfer window.

The North London outfit made no fewer than six signings, while letting over 15 players leave.

Ben Davies and Michel Vorm joined from Swansea City, Eric Dier moved from Sporting Lisbon, DeAndre Yedlin switched from Seattle Sounders (and has been loaned back), Federico Fazio came in from Sevilla and Benjamin Stambouli left from Montpellier.

Anderton, who was on the books of Tottenham from 1992 until 2004, claims that his former club should not have made so many recruitments in the summer.

“I think it has to come down to the players,” he told Sky Sports when asked why Tottenham have fared poorly so far this season.

“They have lost top top players in recent years, such as Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart. You could argue that the momey from the sale of Bale has not been spent overly wisely.

“It does take players time to settle at the new club, and I thought that they brought in too many players at the same time. They brought in six or seven, and it’s difficult to get that many to work straightaway.”

Tottenham are currently 10th in the Premier League table with 17 points from 12 matches, just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

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