Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy hinted on the club’s official Facebook page when fans can most likely expect further signings at the club.
Levy has pointed out that while Spurs have already announced one key signing, Kevin Wimmer, they will have to work hard on multiple deals over the course of the summer to secure those players on contracts by the time the season starts.
“Every club wants to do their business early but there are always three parties involved. Since the transfer window came most of the transactions take place in the final two weeks of the window. We've already announced one signing early,” he said.
There are a number of varying reasons why some deals take longer, with Levy pointing out the various negotiation stages between different parties.
It’s also natural for any club with a player Tottenham are looking to buy to play hard ball over the price.
The introduction of the transfer window system has created deadlines that all clubs have to adhere to when they are chasing transfer deals.
That creates pressure and the closer a deadline becomes, the stronger the position of the selling club.
It’s also a case of common sense with most clubs who may be reluctant to sell players until they have a strong idea over a realistic target they themselves can go after, in order to compensate losing for a player.
Tottenham are like any other club competing for the top four in the Premier League and they will be chasing some expensive deals over the course of the next couple of months.
They need to put in the hard yards now to ensure that by the time the window gets tense, they have already covered the hard yards.