Harry Redknapp backs Spurs for title
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes the club’s summer business has been strong enough to propel them to a potential title challenge this year.
The 73-year-old, who served as Tottenham’s coach between 2008 and 2012, has been impressed by the additions in the transfer market this summer, with Benfica star Carlos Vinícius offering depth behind Harry Kane, alongside returning star Gareth Bale.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon have also arrived to bolster Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad this summer.
“I think they’ll make top four. They could even win the league this year,” Redknapp told Sky Sports (via Reuters).
“They’ve got cover in every position… that forward line, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Gareth Bale… Look at the strength in depth. They’re full of midfield players. Defensively, they have two right-backs and two left-backs.
“They could be scary. Tottenham are a danger to anyone in that division this year.”
What next for Tottenham’s centre-half search
One area that Spurs failed to bring in any new faces during the transfer window was in central defence.
Inter’s Milan Skriniar was strongly-tipped to make the move to north London, but a deal couldn’t be brokered with the Serie A giants.
Now, football.london understands Spurs are likely to go into the season without a new first-team defender, unless a late opportunity presents itself.
Spurs are still able to sign players from the EFL until next Friday, October 16, with Swansea’s Joe Rodon one name said to be on their radar.
Tottenham’s 6-1 thrashing over Manchester United forced ‘panic buy’
A day after suffering a humbling 6-1 victory at home to Mourinho’s Spurs, Manchester United turned out to be one of the most active clubs on transfer deadline day.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad at Old Trafford has been bolstered by four first-team additions, with Edinson Cavani arriving on a free transfer, left-back Alex Telles signed from Porto and teenage wingers Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri joining from Atalanta and Penarol respectively, the former set to arrive in January.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes their poor start to the season has ramped up the pressure on chief executive Ed Woodward to deliver new signings.
“It will make it even more panicky. I think they (United) are gonna be panic buying now,” he told Sky Sports.
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“What we saw yesterday was a team in disarray. There’s a way to lose football matches, teams lose football matches, but it’s the way they lost.
“I feel for the defenders. Everyone says, ‘Get someone else in, we need another centre-half’, the game is all about defending as a team.”
Here’s what he had to say in full about United’s performance against Spurs.