Jamie O’Hara has suggested that Everton’s Allan would have been a better signing for Tottenham than Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Spurs have managed to strengthen in the centre of the park during the summer transfer window, as they completed a deal for central midfielder Hojbjerg from Southampton.
The 25-year-old Dane is an aggressive enforcer that played the full game on Sunday, as Spurs lost their opening game of the Premier League season 1-0 at home to Everton.
O’Hara has suggested that new Everton recruit Allan is the calibre of player that Jose Mourinho’s side should have been signing instead.
Everton signed 29-year-old midfielder Allan from Napoli for £21.7million (BBC) and he put in a man of the match performance at the weekend.
“I think the recruitment has been absolutely shocking. They haven’t upgraded on any single player that has left the club. How can they (Everton) sign a player like Allan and Spurs sign Hojbjerg. What are they doing?” O’Hara told talkSPORT.
There’s no doubt that Allan looks like he could be a brilliant signing for Everton based off of his debut and his previous experience, but it’s easy to get carried away after one fixture.
Mourinho’s side have to complete a deal to sign a striker for this window to be considered a success, but so far the additions of Hojbjerg and also defender Matt Doherty could prove to be wise.
Hojbjerg certainly struggled on his Spurs debut over the weekend and lost the midfield battle against Allan, but he should be given time to find his feet in North London and he wasn’t helped by the team selection around him.