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Journalist hails behind the scenes Tottenham man for restoring “their most youthful feel” in seven seasons


This summer has been one of change for Tottenham Hotspur.

New Managing Director of Football, Fabio Paratici, has been key to implementing that change.

The former Juventus CFO has overseen his first transfer window in North London, bringing in five players whilst seeing eight out of the door.

Of those five new signings, only Pierluigi Gollini (26) is older than 23-years-old. With Christian Romero (23), Bryan Gil (20), Emerson Royal (22) and Pape Matar Sarr (18).

Barring Sarr, who was loaned straight back to Metz following his signing at Spurs (BBC), all of the new players will feature this season and that helps bring the age of the current Tottenham team down.

Jack-Pitt Brooke in The Athletic even claimed that Spurs will have “their most youthful feel” in seven years, since Mauricio Pochettino’s debut season for the club as manager.

It is not just new signings that Paratici has helped to provide, as the Italian has also helped the club to shift some of their ageing players.

Moussa Sissoko, Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Joe Hart and Toby Alderweireld have all been moved on, with only Lamela of that crowd being under the age of 30.

Paratici no doubt has more work to do at Tottenham.

The Italian will be hard at work in the January transfer window and the summer after that as he will be looking to keep bringing in young and exciting players to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Before the close of the window the Lilywhites were linked with the likes of Ilaix Moriba (18), Ruben Neves (24) and Dusan Vlahovic (21), all of whom would have continued to add a youthful look to the club.

Whether or not the club and Paratici return for any of the names mentioned above in future is yet to be seen, but you can bet that whoever Spurs look to sign will continue to bring a fresh, young look to the club.