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What exactly is our transfer policy at Spurs?

Jermain Defoe's injury has highlighted for many of us just how exposed we are as a club with only two recognised out and out strikers in the squad.

The nightmare scenario is almost upon us and the club's transfer policy is potentially about to be found out. Adebyour returns this week after Togo's departure from the African League of Nations to join Spurs as our only recognised striker. His goal tally stands at 4 Goals in 18 appearances and whilst many feel this is his chance to shine, an injury to him would leave us with; Dempsey, Harry Kane, who has been recalled from Norwich, and Jonathan Obika who found his way on to the team sheet against Leeds.

We have picked up four points from our last 2 away matches because of two goals that Gareth Bale has scored. We have scored just 3 goals in our last 4 Premiership Matches. So what happens if Gareth Bale picks up a knock in the Newcastle game? We have two Europa League ties coming up against Lyon this month with West Ham away in the PL four days after the Lyon second leg. Is Bale to play in every game for the rest of the season?

For many, Levy's prudent financial policy is causing unrest in the Spurs fan base. Newspapers report a backlash on social media sites with supporters worried about their striker plight even before Defoe picked up his injury yesterday. Last season we complained that there was not enough rotation of the squad. This season we have used our 28th player in the squad but that statistic hides the fact that Walker, Lennon, Bale and Defoe have been our most used players. These players are key to our continued push to CL qualification and to progressing to the more lucrative rounds of the Europa League. So how have we got to this point and why?

Why did Daniel Levy go for a new striker so late in the January transfer window? If Levy knew we needed another striker why did he leave it so late in January to start negotiations. Apparently Levy promised AVB Leandro Damião after the Norwich match, but the Norwich match was on the 30th January? You have to ask yourself if Levy is the right person to be choosing the squad? You also have to ask how good is our scouting team?

Newcastle managed to pick up Moussa Sissoko for £1.8m from Toulouse, in fact their scouts brought in 5 players from Ligue 1. So what exactly is it that our Club are looking for and how far ahead is our planning? Is our policy to look for players who are out of contract and try and get them on a freebie? We managed to find the money to bring forward the joining of Lewis Holtby and get him in the squad in good time. But if we can't afford players this window how do we still manage to find £13m to negotiate for Damião. If we had £13m that we were prepared to spend why were we waiting until the 12th hour to pick a player up whose minimum price is 8 times more than Newcastle spent on Sissoko? Why didn't we just go for Sissoko?

What exactly could we have afforded this January? How much time and effort did it cost us to negotiate for Damião? Why did we even bother if Damião was likely to break the club record that we spent on Luka Modric? Why are we going for strikers who cost too much so late into the transfer window? Why does Daniel Levy always leave it to the 12th hour to get a player? Mr Levy - what exactly is our transfer policy at this club?

Written by OyVeh Maria




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Date:Monday February 4 2013

Time: 3:44PM

 

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