Karren Brady describes Tottenham Hotspur as bargain hunters

Birmingham City Chairman David Gold (L) talks to Managing Director Karren Brady (2ndL) and Co-Owner David Sullivan (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Birmingham City and...

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady comments on Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer strategy.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has described Tottenham Hotspur as “bargain hunters” in The Sun.

“Summer window shopping is a fraught process,” Brady wrote in The Sun. “Do you pounce early, only to regret it because of what later becomes available?

“Or do you wonder whether it was panic or clever tactics that led to buying the goods so near to closing time?

“On the one hand, there are the aristocrats. Manchester City, naturally, who by the way have spent over £1billion on players over the past seven years, making them the biggest spenders in the world. And on the other hand, there are the bargain hunters like Tottenham, for one.”

West Ham United Vice Chairman Karren Brady listens to a question during a press conference in east London to announce the new deal between Newham council and West Ham United football club...

Harsh?

In recent years, Tottenham have left it late to sign players in the summer transfer window. The North London outfit spent £30 million on Moussa Sissoko last summer, as reported by BBC Sport, but only on the final day of the window.

Back in the summer of 2013, Spurs sold Wales international winger Gareth Bale to Spanish and European giants Real Madrid for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £85.3m, but once again, the transfer was completed on the final day of the window.

Birmingham City's Chairman David Gold (L) and Managing Director Karren Brady (R) share a light moment as club co-owner David Sullivan (foreground-R) looks on before the kick off against...

It was only yesterday that Spurs made their first signing of this summer transfer window, bringing in 21-year-old Colombia international central defender Davinson Sanchez from Dutch giants Ajax.

Tottenham do tend to leave it late in the transfer window to sign players, but for the past two or three seasons this strategy has worked for them, so maybe they should not change it.

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