Tottenham Hotspur appear to need a rebuild with several players below the standard required which will leave chief scout, Steve Hitchen, with a lot on his plate this summer and UEFA Cup winner. Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast exclusively that he hopes Hitchen does his homework on any potential signings this summer.
Under Jose Mourinho, Spurs signed a number of players that failed to make the grade such as Steven Bergwijn, Matt Doherty and Gedson Fernandes, with the latter’s option to buy permanently not exercised last year.
It appears to be in the defence where Spurs are looking to strengthen with links to Jannik Vestergaard and Lewis Dunk in recent weeks suggesting they are looking for a commanding centre back who is a threat in both boxes.
Hitchen has had a mixed bag of results when it comes to signings since he was appointed in 2017, with the likes of Jack Clarke and Ryan Sessegnon appearing to be nowhere near the first team and Roberts has told FFC exclusively that Hitchen must do better when it comes to recruitment this summer:
He said: “Steve Hitchen really needs to do his homework on players this year, he really does need to do his homework.”
Big money signings such as Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele have failed to prove they are worth their price tags on a consistent basis with both only showing flashes of their ability.
Hitchen has, however, made some smart signings for Spurs, such as Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg from Southampton and Joe Rodon from Swansea for a combined total of £25 million.