Tottenham Hotspur famously became the only side across the top five European leagues not to make a summer signing.
Now finally their fans have been given an explanation as to why there were no new faces added to their squad during the last transfer window, in the form of minutes released from a meeting held between the club’s Supporters Trust and the Spurs’ Board last week.
According to the minutes, Chairman Daniel Levy explained that the club’s summer transfer plans were based on certain assumptions, regarding which players were available, and also which players would leave the club during the window.
He also said that manager Mauricio Pochettino “didn’t want to sign someone for the sake of it”, and “felt there were sufficient players in the squad, and that those coming back from injury would be like new signings”.
Levy also confirmed that the club’s transfer policy has not been directly impacted by the construction of the new stadium at White Hart Lane, although he failed to commit in the meeting to when the much-delayed project would be ready to start hosting matches.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.