People within Tottenham Hotspur have been blown away by the early business done by Fabio Paratici and Daniel Levy this summer.
This is what the reliable journalist David Ornstein has suggested whilst speaking on The Athletic’s YouTube channel when discussing the Lilywhites’ business so far.
It has been quite the start to the summer window for Spurs who has seen Djed Spence now become the sixth addition to Antonio Conte’s squad.
That’s not to say Spurs have gone without their struggles this summer with moves for the likes of Alessandro Bastoni halted in their tracks with the Italian insistent on staying at Inter Milan.
However, instead of fighting the battle, Spurs have moved on quickly to get new faces through the door and it certainly seems this has caught many by surprise within the club:
(5:00) “One of the most sort of notable features of this transfer window for Tottenham is that they’ve got business done early. It was pointed out to me by someone from inside the club as being a real surprise.
“Because we’ve seen so many transfer windows go down to deadline day with Tottenham sort of wheeling and dealing to get in what they need or what they want. Sometimes succeeding, sometimes not.
“But my goodness, they’ve set their stall out with some very, very heavy recruitment right from the start, perhaps that was in part to prepare them for their preseason tour. So that Conte had pretty much his full complement to be working with in pre-season training.”
TIF Thoughts on Ornstein’s comments…
This does not surprise us at all. Spurs typically are a side who do not deal in this manner and it has seen their fans voice their frustrations in recent times.
Is this Tottenham's best ever window?
Even back in January, the two additions made, Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur, were confirmed as Tottenham players on the final day of the window.
So to, technically, be three weeks into the window and have six new faces already at the club, this feels like a real step forward with those signings now able to get a good few weeks of training in under Conte.