No Premier League signings

The most glaring and obvious flaw in Tottenham’s summer transfer policy is that the club splashed out a ridiculous £110million, equating to seven signings, on players that had never plied their trade in the Premier League before.

Paulinho for example, purchased for £17million, had spent just two seasons of his career in Europe before joining the ranks at White Hart Lane, so it should be no surprise that the midfielder, along with several other of Spurs’ summer 2013 signings are still struggling to adapt to the English game.

Likewise, Roberto Soldado has spent his entire career in La Liga, and bearing no particular height, strength, power or pace, is hardly what you’d call an ideal fit for the physical nature of the Premier League.

Perhaps in other top flights this wouldn’t be such a prevailing issue, but the Premier League is the toughest, most athletic and most unique top tier in world football, and Tottenham’s seven Premiership novices must feel like they’ve been thrown into the deep-end without a paddle.


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