Spurs fans have not had much to excited about yet in the transfer window and while they would be delighted, if as reported, they have beaten Liverpool for Ben Davies’ signature, they will be expecting Mauricio Pochettino to do a few more deals before the window closes.
Reports in the Telegraph indicate that Tottenham look set to beat Liverpool in the race to sign left back Ben Davies with a fee of about £10m agreed. Davies was withdrawn from the Swansea team to face Major League Soccer side Chivas in America on Wednesday with an eye to the Tottenham transfer.
Elsewhere things are quiet on the transfer front for Spurs; they had intended to offload midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and defender Michael Dawson, but both now look likely to remain at White Hart Lane, report the Express.
Sigurdsson was to be included as part of a deal to bring the aforementioned Ben Davies in, but has now made it clear that he wants to prove himself to new Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. Meanwhile, Hull City had agreed a £5 million fee with the north London outfit for the long serving Dawson but he seems reluctant to leave the club he has captained for the last two seasons.
Tottenham appear to have lost out on Romelu Lukaku as the Chelsea striker looks set to make his loan move to Everton permanent for a fee believed to be in the region of £20 million, according to the Express.
It doesn’t look like Everton’s young centre back John Stones will be arriving at White Hart Lane either, and with the uncertainty surrounding the future of Jan Vertonghen, Pochettino will need to do a lot more before the season begins.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.