Pundit says Tottenham Hotspur wasted £50m on flops

Former England striker and current BBC pundit Alan Shearer has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur wasted money on buying Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen.

Both players were recruited by the North London outfit last summer, with Janssen costing around £17m from AZ.

Sissoko, who caught the eye with his performances for France at last year’s European Championships, joined Spurs from Newcastle United for a hefty £30m figure.

Neither have set the world alight in North London, with just 12 Premier League starts between them.

Janssen has struggled to find his shooting boots having netted just five goals in all competitions.

As for Sissoko, he has been unable to cement a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s side and has certainly not matched the figure that Spurs paid for him at the end of last summer’s transfer window.

In his column for The Sun, Shearer believes that Tottenham can be a force, but they run the risk of losing their top players if they do not win a trophy this season.

The former Newcastle United striker also believes that spending big sums on flops has hampered their ability to compete financially with the Premier League big boys.

“Financially, they are already well behind some of their top-four rivals. And they will have even less money now because of what they are pumping into the new stadium.

“It doesn’t help that nearly £50m went down the drain last summer on Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen, who have been well short of the standard expected.”