Following reports that Tottenham were one of several clubs circling around Dortmunds top goal scorer last season the board had worked quickly to offer the striker a new and improved deal.
It seems that the player had no intention of leaving the club, so if could be more that the players agent was looking for a better deal.
Either way although I did not expect this deal to happen I was always hoping that a big signing was expected following a large cash injection (through sales) and a large chunk of the wage bill being freed up (again through sales).
There are not many striker left that would fit into Spurs wage structure and be within Levy’s set budget, any more time and MoPo really could be left scratching his head as to what went wrong.
shout that it is only a friendly, however when it highlights a weakness something must be done to rectify it.
More creativity is needed in midfield, more support to link midfield to defence and assistance or cover for Kane. The defence has been looked at, which is great, but without the improvements needed in midfield and up front the club has not done its job.
I would like to see a capable addition for Bentaleb in DM (which may in fact release Eriksen to become more creative solving 2 problems), a capable winger leaving Chaldi, Lamela or Townsend as backup and a decent forward (not the ridiculous, dangerous, cheap option of Lambert).
A game against the MLS was a marketing campaign and I understand why it was done, this is why I am not too interested in the game itself, but more what it highlights.
Let’s hope that changes are made to squad fast enough to settle in before the season is too far under way!
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