Report criticises Tottenham for not signing £90,000 per-week Liverpool sensation Mo Salah

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham criticised for low summer spending with Liverpool ace highlighted as missed opportunity.

Tottenham Hotspur's English chairman Daniel Levy waits for kick off in the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane in London, on...

Tottenham Hotspur's summer transfer activity has come in for heavy criticism in a stinging editorial in The Mail.

Spurs' net spend of minus £10 million was highlighted as being too tight, investing less than Brighton and Crystal Palace.

Tottenham are 18 points behind title rivals Manchester City already, with Pep Guardiola's side benefiting from signing Spurs defender Kyle Walker.

One missed opportunity who was highlighted was Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, who could have fitted into Tottenham's stringent wage structure.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2017 in London, England.

The report wrote: "Nobody expects Tottenham to compete with the financial might of the Manchester clubs or Chelsea but could they have challenged Liverpool for Mo Salah, who is on £90,000 a week?"

Salah has gone onto become a sensation in his first few months in the Premier League.

The Egyptian international is the league's top goalscorer, with 12 goals compared to Harry Kane's 10.

Spurs beat Liverpool 4-1 last month but the two teams have been on different trajectories since.

Injuries have left Spurs short in key areas, but the real problem has been the fact they only signed one attacking player in the summer, an ageing Fernando Llorente who is yet to score.

Paying up for Salah could have been the move they needed to make.

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