Tottenham fans may be discontent with the lack of transfer dealings their club has managed so far in this window – exactly zero signings, to be precise. But someone actually thinks that this has been a good move from Spurs; none other than top-four rivals Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho.
Speaking in Washington D.C. ahead of United’s International Champions Cup against Barcelona on Wednesday night, a game United lost 1-0, Mourinho tipped Tottenham to be challengers for the Premier League title, but that’s not all. He was also full of praise for how they have managed to improve, without actually improving.
“I don’t think we are big candidates for the title but we are [candidates].
“Everybody speaks about the dimension of the investment at Man City but there is another team that I feel the dimension of their investment is also phenomenal – Tottenham.
“Until now they spent zero pounds, right?
“They keep everybody they want to keep. They keep Dele Alli, [Harry] Kane and [Toby] Alderweireld, they keep Eric Dier, they keep everyone they want to keep.
“They sold Kyle Walker I think because they wanted to sell. And probably because they think Trippier is as good as Walker. And he’s younger than Walker.
“Chelsea are champions and they buy now. We are halfway through the market and they buy [Antonio] Rüdiger, [Tiemoué] Bakayoko and [Álvaro] Morata. So every club makes different kinds of investments but all of them are investing a lot to win the title.”
Although the self-proclaimed Special One is known for his mind games, this seems like a genuine compliment from the United boss.
However, despite this praise for Tottenham’s savvy lack of transfer business, it is unlikely that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is 100% happy with his squad, and there’s a high chance we will see Tottenham add to their ranks before the end of August.
Who do you think Spurs should sign? Where do Spurs need to strengthen to take that final step to Premier League glory? Let us know in the comments box.