Tottenham Hotspur have arguably had a great transfer window so far this summer.
The dust has long since settled on Tottenham’s achievement of a fifth place finish in the Premier League last season, with Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy still chasing the Holy Grail of the Champions League.
Tottenham were one of the busiest clubs through the early part of the current transfer window, as the manager looked at ways he could improve his squad and work on weaknesses, which were evident last season.
While some of the names to have come in at Spurs over the summer aren’t particularly high profile, there are several reasons which suggest the club have judged this current transfer window perfectly so far.
Directly addressing a problem
The defence was arguably one of the most troubling areas of Tottenham’s team last season.
The strength in their central midfield options and the talent of Harry Kane is quite clear, but at times last year, the defence really struggled to hold firm and see out matches that the club should have been winning.
Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier have all come into the squad, providing fresh options to the players that Pochettino already has across all four different positions.
The deadwood has been let go
Several players who struggled to produce anything like their very best last season have been allowed to move on.
Benji Stambouli, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and Younes Kaboul have all been allowed to leave, with Emmanuel Adebayor linked with a move to Aston Villa, as covered by the Daily Mirror.
What that’s created is extra room on the wage budget for the club. That creates positive opportunities in terms of the transfer market and also means Spurs could improve the contracts of key players who perform well over the first half of the season.
In terms of the transfers secured by the club, the players coming in are Pochettino players and have the characteristics of what the boss will be looking for in terms of his style of play.
That suggests the Argentine has full control over who is coming in to his football club and it should give new signings a good chance to settle in quickly and effectively.
What Pochettino still needs to do is make sure that he gets that top quality striker in place to support Kane.