The transfer window shut on Monday for English clubs looking to buy players outside the country. Tottenham were one of the teams that needed massive additions if they were going to have any chance of competing in the congested fixture list this year. Fans started the window worried, as Daniel Levy, the chairman of THFC, does not have the best track record of spending when needed. However, fans have been blown away by the additions that the club has been able to make this year. Fans can also take solace that some of the club has managed to get players out of the club that needed a loan or was their time to go.
Jan Vertonghen, Free, Benfica, Grade: D
This has to be the biggest departure to the club this year. Jan was a loyal servant at the club that at one time was one half of the best CB partnership in the prem. The fans will miss him as he became an idol for many at the club.
Ryan Sessegnon, Loan, Hoffenheim, Grade: A+
Sessegnon found life tough in his first season with the club. Making sporadic bench appearances after his fine start in Munich in Tottenham’s 7-2 loss to Bayern early last season. The club hopes Sessegnon will use his time at Hoffenheim to learn his new position of LB, and when he comes back he’s ready to challenge new addition Sergio Reguillon.
Oliver Skipp, Loan, Norwhich, Grade: A+
Skipp is one of the brightest youngsters at Tottenham, with many hoping he can become the DM of the future. To further that cause, Mourinho has sent the youngster on loan to Championship side Norwich. He has already shown his level by being named man of the match in his first match at the club. Many hope he will be ready to compete for time in the Prem next season.
Troy Parrott, Loan, Millwall , Grade: A+
Parrotts another youngster that is highly rated by the club and many around the soccer world. Many thought he would be ready this year, as he looks physically and technically equipped to handle the Prem. However, he has had to endure a start-stop career with Tottenham after reports of childish and unprofessional behavior behind the scenes have emerged. Many at the club hopes his loan to Millwall will allow him to grow up and become the deputy, and maybe even successor, to Harry Kane that many think he has the ability to become.
Joe Hart, Free, West Ham, Grade: C
This transfer doesn’t add much value to the squad as Hart is well past his best, but what he does provide is veteran leadership. Hopefully Hart can shore up his weakness and be a good backup to starter Hugo Lloris.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, $ 3 million, Southampton, Grade: A
Hojbjerg joins Spurs to fill one of the biggest gaps the roster had since the departure of Moussa Dembele almost two years ago. He comes in to sit in front of the defense and break up play and spread the ball from deep. This was a major piece of the team that’s been missing and can maybe explain some of the holes in the team’s defense. With him already putting in good performances, the team hopes he will be the missing piece of the puzzle, and at the price he’s looking like an absolute steal.
Matt Doherty, $ 15 million, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Grade: B
Doherty has come in to provide stability in defense while also giving a bite in the attack. After a lackluster season from Aurier, many fans were calling for a revamp in the fullback department. Doherty has proven to be a proven commodity in the Prem, and at the price, it will be hard for him to fail. It also appears to have raised the level of Auriers performances. This can only be good for the team as more competition breeds greater success.
Sergio Reguilon, $32 million, Real Madrid, Grade: A+
Reguilon is one of the brightest young fullbacks in the world, and he has just joined Spurs. Coming off a Europa League winning seasons, Spurs are hoping they can revolutionse their tactics with this amruading fullback. Reguilon has the chance to cement himself a the starter on day one.
Gareth Bale, Loan, Real Madrid, Grade: A+
The prodigal son has returned. After seven years way and a massive haul of trophies amassed hes back. Bale was one of if not the single greatest player in Tottenhams history. After a tough time at Real Madrid Bale is back and many hope that means trophies.
What The Starting Line-up Should Be
Son Lo Celso Bale
Reguilon Dier Sanchez Doherty