Why Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity could lead to their downfall next season
Tottenham Hotspur have certainly made progress under Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine manager has definitely built a new club and it is safe to hope for success.
Spurs were more or less a top-eight club before the former Southampton manager stepped in. But he has taken them to new heights and the Lilywhites are regular contenders for the Premier League title since his arrival.
Despite their impressive climb under Pochettino, however, Spurs are yet to win a trophy. The club have shown a significant rise in their style of football and philosophy but the manager hasn’t been able to get his hands on silverware yet. Their failure to do so can be chalked down to Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity over the last few seasons.
It’s absolutely crucial for any Premier League club to rebuild seamlessly season after season. Failing to do so, could see them ply their trade in the Championship the following season. The Saints’ verdict last season was proof of that.
Southampton were a whisker away from being relegated. After selling a number of their stars over the years, the club failed to rebuild at a similar pace, which saw them finish 17th.
Pochettino has made a few transfers in his time but almost all of them have gone on to become either avid benchwarmers or liabilities. Players like Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente haven’t proven to be fruitful yet. Spurs also signed Lucas Moura, who came in from PSG after impressing in the French Ligue 1. However, the Brazilian hasn’t been able to nail down a regular role in the side yet.
Harry Kane continues to carry the sole striker’s responsibility, with no cover for the England captain. Spurs have often struggled in front of the goal in his absence and that could once again haunt them next season if Pochettino doesn’t bring in some cover.
The manager did make a few successful signings like Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli. But he must definitely make more if the club want to win trophies. Spurs will be playing in their newly-constructed stadium next season and the club could falter if they don’t possess the depth and strength to keep up with the league’s intense competition.
Their fellow top-six rivals have been busy bolstering their respective squads in every single area. Spurs could fall far behind if they don’t bring in some of their own additions, and that could ultimately cost them the title.