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Andy Townsend critical of Tottenham Hotspur's late business

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Sky Sports pundit Andy Townsend has admitted that his 'problem' with Tottenham Hotspur's transfer business is that they should have signed their targets 'earlier'. 

Earlier on in the summer, Tottenham, who hadn't previously signed a player during the past two windows, secured the services of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke.


Whilst they were touted to make a move for a number of players over the course of the summer, they didn't sign Ryan Sessegnon [Spurs official website] and Giovani Lo Celso [official website] until deadline day. 

Speaking to the Debate on Sky Sports Football (07/08/2019 at 10:10 pm), Towsend had a message for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. 

"My only problem with Spurs is, I know the chairman and I think he enjoys in some ways this period," Townsend told Sky Sports. "But I would like to see Spurs now, and they have elevated themselves to another level. 

"I don't think they have to be knocking down doors with five minutes to go on the window. I think it would have helped the manager if they had got their work earlier. It would have settled their manager down."

Tottenham Hotspur new signing Ryan Sessegnon poses for a photograph at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 08, 2019 in Enfield, England.

It has been a fairly strong window from Spurs, and whilst they could have secured more signatures, the supporters will no doubt be happy with the business that has been done.

It has to be remembered that the European window is still open, so all eyes will be on a certain crop of players within the squad who could still potentially leave. 

Nonetheless, if they have been signed in time then Tottenham's new players will be looking forward to their Premier League opener on Saturday - newly-promoted Aston Villa are their opponents.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and his coaching staff during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Tottenham...

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