Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has criticised Tottenham’s transfer strategy, urging Newcastle United not to follow in the footsteps of the north London club in signing substandard players.
Following the Tyneside’s club completion of the Saudi-Arabian backed takeover of the club from Mike Ashley, Pundit Paul Merson has urged Newcastle United to not follow in Spurs’ footsteps.
Merson believes that the Magpies should not waste their time in looking to spend relatively small amounts on players in the hope they will become a success at St James’ Park, instead encouraging the side to look to full their full weight behind the project.
He wrote in his Daily Star column: “Buying £10m and £12m players doesn’t win anything these days – just ask Tottenham. They sold Gareth Bale and bought loads of players in that bracket. It just doesn’t work.
“But if the new owners decide to have a real go for it, then Newcastle might start to get the kind of side their long-suffering fans deserve.”
Following on Merson’s comments, Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the former Arsenal player’s comments on the club’s transfer strategy.
What did these Spurs fans make of Merson’s criticism?
“Paul Merson talking utter sense. Knows more than a lot of Spurs fans tbh”
“Depends on the quality of your scouts? Imagine Merson saying this when we had Walker, Daws, Hud, Rose, Lennon doing the business”
“Does it work for Arsenal when they spent 70 more mils on the likes of Pepe?”
“It works, when you have a competent DoF with the right plan”
“When he speaks facts it’s painful”
“It’s the more expensive players that haven’t worked out for us, Merson chatting utter rubbish for a change then”
“Merson can’t stand spurs he needs to forget about us”
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side next take on Newcastle in front of a sell out St. James Park next weekend when the Premier League returns following the international break, with the North London side hoping to claim their second victory in succession after the narrow victory against Aston Villa before the International break.