Gary Neville has told Monday Night Football, which was broadcast on Sky Sports, that he was shocked by Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy’s decision to invest heavily this summer.
Tottenham brought in a huge number of players over the previous transfer window, with Jose Mourinho’s side looking much stronger for the investment.
Tottenham snapped up the likes of Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon and Pierre Emile Hojbjerg to really bolster their options.
And Neville admits that he was caught off guard by Tottenham’s transfer dealings this summer, as he is so used to them being frugal.
“I never expected Tottenham to invest this summer like they have done,” he said. “They have borrowed £150 million from the bank, they have the overspend on the stadium.
“But I think Mourinho has probably demanded it and he was promised it when he came in. But for Spurs to see it through, they have delivered and they have a team and a squad which can really challenge.”
The benefit of Tottenham’s summer spend has already been clear, as they look so much better stocked than last season.
Spurs’s areas of weakness were on full display towards the end of last term after injuries hit.
Mourinho’s side looked stale and their football was largely uninspiring, as they just about staggered over the line.
Tottenham have been rejuvenated so far this term though and currently are the Premier League’s leading scorers.
Spurs have shown plenty to be encouraged by, and currently only sit two points off top after six games have been played.
Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings
£15 million; Southampton
£13 million; Wolves
£25 million; Real Madrid
Loan; Real Madrid
£12 million; Swansea