Tottenham Hotspur’s summer transfer window has largely been labelled a success, with many of their fans filled with optimism for the season ahead.
Daniel Levy and Antonio Conte seem to have been able to effectively build upon their top-four finish in the 2021/22 season.
Tottenham Transfer Window – Grading Spurs’ Signings, Sales, and Loans
Marquee Signing of This Superb Tottenham Transfer Window
Without question, Tottenham’s best and most important signing this summer was the arrival of Richarlison from Everton.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of Richarlison from Everton, subject to a work permit.
Welcome, @richarlison97! 🔥#WelcomeRicharlison
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 1, 2022
Who Left Tottenham in the Transfer Window?
There were some big-name departures at Tottenham this summer.
The first of which being Steven Bergwijn, who left for Ajax in a £28.13 million move. This seems to be good business by the club as the winger’s game time would have been limited, and at 24 years of age, it was the perfect time to cash in on the Dutchman.
The club also sold Cameron Carter-Vickers to Celtic for £6.30 million. Once again, this was also a smart move by the club. The young centre-back was not fancied by Antonio Conte, and a transfer was the best option for all parties involved.
The club were also successful in loaning out Tanguy Ndombele to Napoli. The Frenchman’s time in North London has shown glimpses of the player he can be, but he was never able to perform consistently in the Premier League. Another good piece of business from Spurs here. Ndombele gets regular minutes again, and Tottenham are able to offload part of their wage bill.
Other departures include Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Joe Rodon who all left the club on season-long loans.
All in all, some smart business by Tottenham in this regard.
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Who Joined Tottenham This Summer?
Richarlison is the first signing that comes to mind here. Some have questioned the price tag, but the Brazilian was an important signing for Spurs. In recent years, there has been an over-reliance on Harry Kane at Tottenham, and this signing goes some way to solving that. They now have vital strength in depth at the top end of the pitch, which should allow them to make a more sustained challenge for silverware this season.
✍️ We are pleased to announce the transfer of Yves Bissouma.
Welcome to Spurs, Yves! 💙
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 17, 2022
Yves Bissouma was also another brilliant signing. Spurs were in desperate need of another defensive midfielder, and they landed one of the most promising players in that position in the league. Bissouma has impressed during his time at Brighton and will add some much-needed steel to this Tottenham side.
Antonio Conte was also able to strengthen his defence. The signings of Djed Spence and Ivan Perisic represent very good depth signings at wing-back for a very respectable price. Clement Lenglet has also come in on loan from Barcelona, which gives them some added quality in the left-sided centre-back position. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Spurs made Cristian Romero’s move to the club a permanent one. The Argentine is one of the best defenders in the league and is a major part of Conte’s project at Tottenham.
Finally, the club were also able to bring in Fraser Forster on a free transfer. This signing isn’t the most glamourous, but every club needs a backup goalkeeper – and Forster represents a good signing in that regard.
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Were There Any Missed Opportunities For Tottenham?
One player that Tottenham certainly wanted was Alessandro Bastoni from Inter Milan. The move seemed perfect. The defender had already played under Conte in the previous season and would have slotted perfectly into the Italian’s system. However, it wasn’t to be.
On July 25 Fabrizio Romano reported that the player had “always wanted to stay at Inter” and had no intentions to leave the club. Whilst Clement Lenglet is a good signing in his own right, Bastoni is a player that really could have taken the side to the next level.
Tottenham’s Transfer Window Graded
Overall then, it is hard to describe Tottenham’s transfer window as anything but a major success and therefore, their window gets an A.