Correspondent Dean Jones has revealed what Italian specialist Antonio Conte is thinking about Tottenham’s transfer policy this window.
Spurs were able to acquire seven new players in the summer transfer window – Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence and Destiny Udogie. The North London team also took advantage of a buyout option for Cristian Romero, who moved on loan from Serie A Atalanta last summer.
Many were skeptical that Daniel Levy would become so active this transfer window. After Tottenham qualified for the Champions League, Antonio Conte asked the club for reinforcements, and the chairmen approved his request, but not everyone thought Spurs would be able to pull off transfers as quickly or as well.
The North London club spent more than £150 million in the summer, which in itself speaks volumes about the owners’ terrific ambition. Only five clubs in the league have outspent the London club.
Conte’s expectations have been met, and he should be a truly happy man. But those close to the Italian specialist feel slightly disappointed. The team failed to sign another, very interesting player.
Speaking with GiveMeSport, Jones shared details of the situation.
“I mean, he’s happy with the work that was done. But, those close to him definitely sense there was some disappointment they couldn’t get one more over the line.”
The end of the transfer window was quiet for Tottenham, because they, initially started to follow a completely different transfer policy. The club began to execute planned transfers immediately, without waiting for the end of the transfer window.
Many experts and fans expected Spurs to acquire another new player, but most likely, the board of directors, decided that they have already made quality purchases, and there is no need for a new hasty transfer.
Conte was a little disappointed with the situation around this, as the Italian is said to have wanted to acquire a new right-back. Despite the reinforcement in the face of Djed Spence, whom the coach, even at the time of signing, called – an investment of the club.
The final result of the transfer window was the signing of seven players, which cannot but please the Italian specialist.