Jermaine Jenas delivers his verdict on Tottenham's transfer business

Television pundit Jermaine Jenas (R) and presenter Des Kelly look on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the...

Tottenham Hotspur signed four new players this summer.

Jermaine Jenas arrives at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at SSE Arena on October 21, 2018 in London, England.

Jermaine Jenas spoke exclusively to BBC Sport, and lamented the fact that Tottenham failed to sign Paulo Dybala, suggesting that the Argentine would have been a game-changer for the north London club.

Spurs pursued a move for Dybala during the final week fo the transfer window, but eventually failed to sign him from Juventus, after the Italian pulled out of the deal to sell the South American, according to the BBC.


Tottenham did manage to bring in Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso, however, as well as Jack Clarke, before loaning him back to Leeds United for the season.

Jenas praised the signings that Spurs did make, when speaking exclusively to BBC Sport, although he did suggest that Dybala would have been a real game-changer for them:

Juventus player Paulo Dybala gestures during a training session at JTC on May 24, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

"Spurs were within two points of City at Christmas last season then fell away, which was down to a lack of depth in the squad. They have had a go at addressing that problem with the signings they have made, and they do look stronger - but they did not get Paulo Dybala, who would have been a game-changer."

Tottenham are expected to make a real push for the Premier League title this season.

Mauricio Pochettino has undoubtedly improved his options, and he will believe that his side can go all the way.

The Argentine might just live to regret not being able to get a deal to sign Dybala over the line, however. A place inside the top four though seems to be a certainty for Spurs.

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