Danny Murphy has expressed his opinion that Tottenham Hotspur’s dealings in the transfer window were ‘really disappointing’.
Speaking ahead of the move for Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United, which was sealed late on ahead of the deadline in a £30m deal as reported by BBC Sport, the former Spurs midfielder wasn’t overly enthused about the signings to that point.
Mauricio Pochettino had brought in Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin N’koudou to that point, and Murphy, who played for Spurs in the 2006/07 season, argued that none of them would be a significant improvement on current options in the team.
Further, he questioned whether any of the trio would start ahead of Pochettino’s other options, although his suggestion that N’Koudou may not set the Premier League alight was questioned by fellow panelist Andy Brassell who was seemingly confident that the Frenchman could be a star at White Hart Lane.
It’s obviously unclear at this point as to whether Murphy was any less impressed with the arrival of Sissoko, but time will tell as to whether or not Pochettino has addressed the weaknesses in his squad and has done good business.
Spurs have Champions League football to also consider this season, and so perhaps from that standpoint, it could be questioned as to whether or not they’ve brought in players who can make an immediate and significant impact both at home and abroad this year.