Grading Tottenham's transfer window: One extra signing was needed

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Tottenham Hotspur had a good, but not fantastic transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino had several boxes to tick with regards to the transfer window this summer.

He had to improve the defence, ensure that the midfield remained the core strength of the team, while improving the attacking options available to him.

So how did he get on and what grade can be given to Tottenham’s summer additions?

The defence

Pochettino deserves credit because he tackled the issues surrounding the back four head on.

He improved his full-back options with the arrival of Kieran Trippier, while the centre of the defence was also freshened up with the introduction of Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld - with the latter striking up a promising partnership with the experienced Jan Vertonghen.

Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul were also nudged out of the exit door, which freed up some of the budget in terms of wages.

It’s been a slow start to the season for the club but there are now some very good options across the backline, which should help Spurs eventually win a higher ratio of games.

The midfield

There were no fresh additions in midfield, unless Pochettino plans to use new arrivals Clinton Njie and Son Heung-Min as part of that unit, rather than further forward in attack.

It’s been a case of subtle midfield changes in other areas, such as Eric Dier stepping up from defence to play a key role in front of the side’s back four.

The attack

Some fans will still feel aggrieved that the club didn’t manage to add another high profile attacking signing to support Harry Kane.

However, Njie and Son deserve a chance to impress, with the latter versatile enough to hold his own if he has to play as a centre forward at some point later in the season.

Grade: B – A satisfactory window, but missing something to go up that extra level.

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