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Grade Tottenham Hotspur's transfer window

Was Spurs' lack of action a good thing or a problem?

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The transfer window is done and Tottenham Hotspur did very little. This isn't a bad thing, but it's obvious that there will be work to do in the summer.

I find it unlikely that anyone will give this window an A. Yes, continuity is good and Tottenham Hotspur did not need to spend in droves -- especially after buying so many players in the summer -- but it's fairly obvious that this team is short a left back. Given that we don't know what Younes Kaboul's prospects for a full recovery are and Michael Dawson appears to be entering a decline, we're probably short a center back too. No one wanted an overhaul, but I imagine that everyone thought this team needed something at the back.

Meanwhile, Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini managed to sell Jermain Defoe for quite a bit of money, even though he was probably going to leave in the summer anyway. They got Lewis Holtby a loan to a Premier League loan, not a permanent deal or a loan to a Bundesliga club. They got real money for Simon Dawkins. There are things to like here.

There's a poll below. Vote and explain your vote in the comments. I'm curious how happy/annoyed people are at our lack of action.




Lewis Holtby - Fulham, loan
Jermain Defoe - Toronto FC, £6m
Simon Dawkins - Derby, £500k
Adam Smith - £250k, Bournemouth
Shaq Coulthirst - Leyton Orient, loan
Jon Obika - Brighton, loan
Ryan Fredericks - Millwall, loan