Is it too soon to press the panic button if you’re a Tottenham fan?
Well, Mauricio Pochettino’s lack of transfer activity during this window is definitely a cause for concern and with the transfer window nearing its end, Spurs have still yet to make any signings.
Nevertheless, there’s still time for Spurs to get some deals over the line and fans of the North London outfit will be praying that their club can do so to keep up with the other Premier League’ elite clubs who have spent big this summer.
Here at The Boot Room, we take a look at three ins and outs that Mauricio Pochettino‘s Spurs side could complete this coming week.
Martial saga will go down to the wire
It’s looking more than likely that if any deal does take place between Tottenham and Manchester United for the signing of Anthony Martial it will go right down to the wire.
Martial has made it clear this summer that he wants out of Old Trafford and there seems no better place for him to revive his footballing career than in North London with Spurs.
A move for Martial to Spurs will come down to how much Pochettino’s side are willing to cough up for the 22-year-old forward and whether or not they have the funds to do so.
Spurs “no way near” price for Grealish
Sky Sports state that Tottenham are no way near agreeing on a suitable price for Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish, after speaking with Villa boss Steve Bruce about the possible transfer.
“We all know what football is, but at the moment Spurs haven’t got anywhere near what the owners want to consider – so there’s not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they’ve not got anywhere near the figure they demand.”
This is another deal that will likely go down to the wire for Spurs, however, unless they can produce a large fee for the talented youngster it’s unlikely Aston Villa will budge on letting him leave.
Alderweireld hopeful of leaving Spurs
According to the Evening Standard, Spurs centre-back Toby Alderweireld is hopeful of leaving North London to join Manchester United before the transfer window shuts.
Spurs announced last week that would listen to offers for the Belgian defender and would let him leave the club for a suitable price.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reportedly wants a fee in the region of £75 million for the 29-year-old Belgian international.