Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts has hit out at Steve Hitchen’s record at the club in an exclusive interview with Football FanCast.
Hitchen was previously the chief scout at Spurs and is now the club’s Head of Recruitment, meaning that he heads up the search for new signings in north London.
However, Spurs have struggled in recent transfer windows and have failed to bring in a multitude of targets.
The club have been linked with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Dias, and Milan Skriniar, with Hitchen actually pictured in Italy negotiating for the latter.
Fernandes and Dias moved to Manchester United and Manchester City, while Skriniar is still at Inter Milan.
Last summer, for example, there was something of a mixed bag of a transfer window, as Spurs brought Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Rodon, Carlos Vinicius, Joe Hart and Gareth Bale to the club.
It is arguable that none of those players have been complete successes, and Roberts believes that Hitchen should be held to account for his work.
He told FFC: “Our recruitment has not been the best.
“It’s not been the best.
“And Steve Hitchen has a lot to answer for really, to be fair.”