THE SPURS MARKET: Tottenham’s 7 official reinforcements for the 2020/21 season

Last season was especially difficult for Tottenham. The post-final UEFA Champions League hangover weighed, Mauricio Pochettino was thanked and José Mourinho landed. The Special One, who even declared that he would never take charge of the spurs (At that time he was manager of Chelsea), he got on a boat that was sailing aimlessly. And although there was a lot of turbulence, he managed to orient them in a better way. He welcomed the team in fourteenth place and took them up to sixth place, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League.

For the 2020/21 period, the missions are clear: win the UEFA Europa League, return to UEFA Champions League football and be protagonists in the Premier League. For this reason, they have moved with sense in the summer market. The board listened to the requests of their coach and was able to strengthen all the lines of the field. And, the truth is, they were left with a highly competitive squad.

First, they consummated the definitive transfer of Gio Lo Celso. And then they closed a replacement goalkeeper, a central defender, a right-winger with very long runs, a left-back with a lot of projection, a midfielder with experience in England, a winger who knows the house perfectly and a center-forward who will bring internal competition. and will allow Harry Kane to rest.


➤ Gareth Bale (Real Madrid). Assignment. Extreme. 31 years old. He returns to the club that allowed him to make the leap to the elite. From starting as a winger, to becoming one of the best attackers in the world. His recent past is not positive, but he comes with a great thirst for revenge. The Cyclon he will want to show that, despite being relegated by Zinedine Zidane, he still has football to shine in the most demanding football. In his first experience with Tottenham he scored 55 goals and provided 42 assists in 203 games played.


➤ Sergio Reguilón (Real Madrid). Definitive transfer (Real Madrid kept a buyback option and a right of first refusal). They paid 30 million euros. Left side. 23 years. Personality, dedication, physical display, depth and a lot of arrival. He will need to better understand the moments of the games to control his offensive additions, but there is no doubt that he is an exciting reinforcement. His loan season in Seville was very good, being key to obtaining the UEFA Europa League.


➤ Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton). Definitive transfer. For 16.8 million euros, the north London club enlisted the services of one of the most aggressive and deep lanes in English football. Fireproof, he interprets the spaces well (when to internalize and when to give amplitude) and knows what to do in the final third (good scoring and assistant odds). It suffers from disconnection lapses that tend to be expensive in the lower zone, so Mou it should interfere in that sense. He broke it up with Wolverhampton. Let’s see how your adventure turns out with the Tottenham jersey.


➤ Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton). Taking advantage of the fact that the contract with the saints, they were able to get it out of there for only 16.60 million euros. Midfielder. 25 years. He has a past at Bayern Munich and is a Danish national team. Be careful with his ticket records, with his recoveries and with his ability to distribute (he already left an artistic attendance at Old Trafford).


Vin Carlos Vinícius (Benfica). Assignment for 3 million euros. Mourinho wanted a forward, and they brought him. He is Brazilian, he is 25 years old and he has stood out in Portuguese football. He scored 18 goals and delivered 5 assists in the 32 games he played in the 2019/20 Liga NOS, being the scoring leader. Variant and element that will make Harry Kane’s rotations possible.


➤ Joe Hart (Free Agent). They saw it in a way, and they signed it. He will not be a starter and, in fact, it is surprising that they have gone for him with Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga. But, well, the former English international understands his role well and is expected to contribute a lot in the dressing room (one of the leaders).


➤ Joe Rodon (Swansea City). After the departure of Jan Vertonghen, you had to respond with a defender. Tottenham went shopping for the Championship and recruited a center-back who shares the team with Gareth Bale. He is 22 years old, he is a physical marvel and he is going for his first chance in the highest category of English football. It is not yet a ‘finished product’. They will take it slowly and help to sharpen the internal struggle.


Undefeated data. Gareth Bale scored 105 goals, had 58 assists, won 16 titles and played 251 games for Real Madrid. Forever in Madrid history.

Did you know…? Carlos Vinícius had a brief stint at AS Monaco. It did not go well. His best moments have been lived in Portugal. He broke it with Real Sport Clube in the Second Division. And then he did the same with Rio Ave and Benfica in the First Division.

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