One small victory has been achieved by Tottenham Hotspur, but another this weekend against Juventus would help!
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A win at Wembley against the Old Lady would send out the perfect message to any supporters starting to feel anxious
We have approached the month of August and panic is starting to set in for not all Tottenham Hotspur fans, but certainly some regarding the fact Spurs have yet to make any new signings.
The stance of chairman Daniel Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino has remained the same – they will only do business if the deal is right.
And so far for Tottenham, it seems it hasn’t been despite the increase in speculation about Ross Barkley’s future after Ronald Koeman confirmed the midfielder is looking for a new challenge.
Whether the England international arrives at Spurs remains to be seen, but there is no need for panic just yet.
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In actual fact, Tottenham have achieved something in the transfer window recently – they have managed to keep hold of a key player.
Manchester United’s interest in Eric Dier was well documented, but Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho conceded defeat this week.
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Nemanja Matic completed a £40 million transfer from Chelsea to Old Trafford on Monday to link up with his old manager.
But Mourinho’s first choice in the holding midfield role was Dier, so Spurs have done well to keep hold of the ex-Sporting Lisbon ace.
It is a small victory for Levy and co in a summer where Premier League spending has gone off the chart.
The price mentioned for Dier was £50 million, though Tottenham were able to keep hold of their utility man and it seems Pochettino is happy to move forward with the current squad in place at Hotspur Way.
Spurs would of course like to bring new additions in, but it is hard to think of anyone they could realistically sign that would improve the team for what could be described as a good price.
Continuity is the way Spurs are going to go right now and after the improvement made over the last two seasons with very few signings, it is hard to question the club’s judgement too much.
What would help keep everyone happy is a strong showing this weekend when Serie A champions Juventus visit Wembley.
After losing 3-0 to Manchester City in the International Champions Cup last time out, a Spurs victory on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off) would send out the perfect message to the rest of Tottenham’s Premier League rivals and the anxious supporters.