How Good Was Tottenham Hotspur Summer Transfer Window?

Bertrand Traore

Tottenham Hotspur during this transfer window has been quite active as compared to the other Top 8 clubs. Currently, the club is on top of the Premier League table as well winning each of their games.

With the sacking of Jose Mourinho just before the final of the League Cup, the club didn’t have a permanent to start the season with. Due to this, there was a delay in the incoming players in the club. While it has been reported that Nuno Santo was going to be the new manager. The club had decided to look at other options in the market. After multiple rejections, the club went on to sign Nuno Santo from wolves as their manager. The most anticipated transfer this season was the Harry Kane Transfer Saga with Manchester City. While at the start of the window it seemed as the player was on his way out of the club. Daniel Levy made sure to keep his prized asset in the club as well. He didn’t budge at the offers provided by Manchester City which scaled just below the 200 million fee.

Departures from Tottenham Hotspur This Transfer Window

Tottenham this season sold players like Juan Foyth and Toby Alderweireld for a total fee of £25.20m. While the likes of Danny Rose and Moussa Sissoko were sold to Watford for a total fee of £3.15m. Joe hart was sold to Celtic for a fee of around 2 million pounds after add-ons. Serge Aurier mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the club. While Gareth Bale, Carlos Vinicius loan deals expired with the club after the 20/21 season and for both Tottenham didn’t activate the buy-on clause.

Which Players Did Tottenham Hotspur Sign This Market?

Tottenham first decided to strengthen their defence due to the club selling two of their prominent centre backs. Tottenham Hotspur first transfer was of Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta on a loan deal. Within the loan deal, there is a buy-on clause of £13m. Tottenham then went on to sign Cristian Romero from Atalanta on a loan as well. The highly-rated Argentine defender wished to have a new challenge in his career in the Premier League. While on paper it might seem quite the steal of a deal it might be even better than it seems. Similar to the previous loan deal, this one also consists of a transfer clause. Tottenham will only need to play £42m to sign the player next season on a permanent deal. These two signings were quite important for the club to complete for squad strengthening and depth.

While having a look at all the transfers made by Tottenham they have mainly focused on the defensive half of the squad. During the Transfer Deadline Day, the club confirmed the signing of Emerson Royal from Barcelona for £22.50m. This fee is exactly the amount mentioned by Transfermarkt. While it must be stated that this is another amazing deal made by Daniel Levy. Barcelona had resigned the player again in July this month for 12 million pounds as well.

Tottenham Hotspur completed this transfer window with the signing of Bryan Gil and Pape Sarr for the attacking side of the squad. Pape Sarr has been sent back on loan to Metz for this season. While in the Bryan Gil Transfer Erik Lamela was swapped to Sevilla in Spain.


This summer Transfer window has been quite formidable for Tottenham Hotspur when compared to other top 8 clubs in the League. The one deal which I feel is lacking is the signing of a striker who can take up the number 9 position if or when Harry Kane does get Injured.  This Transfer Window under the writer’s opinion is a solid 8/10.

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