It is “beyond bizarre” that Tottenham have made “no progress” in the transfer market this month John Wenham laments
Tottenham are yet to complete any transfer business this summer with no arrivals or departures across all age groups.
John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels was left fuming after football.london reported a transfer meeting between Daniel Levy and Antonio Conte only took place on 11 January.
We are now comfortably more than halfway through the window with zero ins and zero outs,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“It also doesn’t seem like anything is close on either front.
Suddenly the Adama news is that we are only offering a loan deal. He then scores at the weekend and the manager said he’s not going anywhere.
You have to question what Fabio Paratici has been doing since the last window shut.
“I appreciate there was a change in manager but it’s not that common for targets to change from manager to manager.
Levy and other transfer specialists usually handle that.
“I find it beyond bizarre that we are more than halfway through the window and there has been absolutely no progress made.
“Everton have made three signings, Villa have made two and one of them scored at the weekend.
Newcastle have made two signings. So the argument that we haven’t had time doesn’t wash.
“Why did this reported meeting over transfers only take place on 11 January?
Once again it looks like we are trying to save money but looking at what deals will be available on deadline day.
That can cost you a place in the Champions League.”
Conte has already stressed the need for his club to improve their squad this month but they are yet to launch a swoop for a target, even though they are linked with a number of play.
But the Italian has remained coy on whether he is confident his club can at least make one addition to their squad before the window slams shut.
Conte insists his club need to do something in terms of signing new players even though getting deals done in the January window is difficult.
Asked whether he is confident of having a new player this month, Conte told a press conference: “I don’t know.
“I know that the transfer window in January is always very difficult and it is more simple when you start the season to buy important players.“
In January it is not easy, but at the same time we know very well that if there is the opportunity and also if it’s not the best opportunity, but we need to do something.
“Also, if I repeat that this could not be the best opportunity, but I think that are in a situation where we have to try to implement the squad because the squad is not so big.”
The January transfer window remains just 13 days for Spurs’ managing director of football Fabio Paratici to bring in new players in order to improve Conte’s squad and get those out the door who are deemed surplus to requirements.
it remains to be seen whether they can get a deal over the line with less than two weeks remaining in the window.