Former Gunner Ray Parlour feels Tottenham Hotspur have taken a leaf out of the Manchester United transfer book.
Former Arsenal favourite Ray Parlour told talkSPORT that he feels Tottenham Hotspur have learnt a lesson from Manchester United, in terms of selling players in the transfer market.
Parlour’s comments come in light of Roberto Soldado’s career at White Hart Lane coming to an end after a very expensive original deal to sign him from Valencia.
ESPN has reported that Spurs took a £16 million loss when they sold the striker, with Parlour drawing a comparison with the way Manchester United sold Argentine star Angel Di Maria to PSG.
“Soldado was awful really when he was at Spurs – Sometimes you just have to take a loss on a player – Di Maria was exactly the same example at Manchester United,” he told talkSPORT.
Credit to the Tottenham board
While there has been frustration in terms of the players coming into the club, the board have done well to move on the deadwood this summer.
Several players, Soldado included, have left the club when they were taking up space in the squad and on the wage bill, with Spurs not really benefiting in any way.
Hopefully the club can now give manager Mauricio Pochettino free reign over the next couple of weeks to try and bring in his own players, with the same again in the winter.
Tottenham have started the season in frustrating fashion but in terms of transfers, they have a little way to go before this summer can be judged as a perfect one in the transfer market.