Tim Sherwood raves about Paul Mitchell's influence at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have made some excellent signings since Paul Mitchell arrived at White Hart Lane.

Tim Sherwood has told the Telegraph that Tottenham Hotspur’s head of recruitment Paul Mitchell does a very important job at White Hart Lane.

Mitchell was one of the first staff members Pochettino brought with him from Southampton to Spurs, as the Lilywhites looked to improve their success rate in the transfer window.

So far, Mitchell’s arrival has paid dividends – with Tottenham bringing in a lot of quality in the summer transfer window.

And Sherwood said: “Some of the best scouts haven’t been players but they have to have a relationship with the manager.

“They have to be a second pair of eyes for him, especially the head scout. Paul Mitchell is trusted by Mauricio to be his eyes and when he flags one up I bet he is never far out. Mitch is working closely with Daniel Levy [Tottenham chairman].

“At the moment they have got it spot on. Not only do they have an identity on the pitch of how they want to play, they have it right in the background. That’s why they will continue to be stable.”

Sherwood never had the luxury of working with Mitchell during his time at Tottenham, but Pochettino has certainly benefitted from his arrival.

Tottenham have had a happy knack of spotting bargains during the Argentine’s time at the helm, and the signing of Dele Alli has arguably been the most impressive addition.

Alli joined Spurs from Milton Keynes Dons for a fee which the BBC valued at £5 million, and he has turned out to be brilliant value for money.

The 19-year-old’s stock has risen rapidly during his time at Tottenham, and he now looks to be one of the most exciting prospects in the Premier League.

Spurs will hope that they can have some similar success stories to Alli in the coming transfer windows, when Pochettino will look to strengthen his squad at White Hart Lane even further.

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