Seriously, is it that bad?
Just as it was last summer, there have been some fans spewing negativity about how the club has not been busy enough with transfer moves to match what our title rivals are doing in the market.
We must not forget that our squad, even as it is, is a formidable one and that is why we are back in the Champions League for another season. In fact, had it not been for a relatively fluky final 20 minutes of that second leg against Juventus where we lost the game (instead of Juve winning it), who knows how far we could have gone in the UCL, having thrashed Real Madrid, the same team who went on to win the competition?
Yes, signings are needed to patch up a few holes, but we have to be understanding and patient.
Throwing money is an effective strategy, so long as you have it and so long as another club doesn’t have more. Tottenham as a club cannot afford to spend £70m on a centre-back or £66m on a goalkeeper. It would be nice for fans, but we don’t have the annual revenue of Liverpool, or the clubs currently shelling out those astronomical sums.
I’m not sure what expectations people place on our recruitment team, but blaming a player’s failure to join Tottenham on Levy or Pochettino is absurd. If a player doesn’t want to move to England, or gets a better offer somewhere else, or would like to move to a club that he feels is more appropriate for his circumstances, then that’s just how the chips fall.
This isn’t FIFA career mode where a formulaic result is certain should one or two factors be met. Transfer deals are an incredibly complex, in-depth process that sometimes hinges on exigent circumstances of which many are beyond the club’s control.