Paratici now ‘looking for two more signings’ at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur could still make two signings before the summer transfer window slams shut, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

What’s the latest news at Tottenham Hotspur?

Tottenham have certainly benefited from getting most of their business done early this summer.

The Lilywhites had sealed six signings before the end of July and they’ve started the season with a flurry of impressive results.

Three wins and one draw currently has them at third place in the Premier League table, only bettered on points by north London rivals Arsenal.

But there may yet be more additions before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Spurs have been tipped to revive their interest in January target Adama Traore, currently of Wolves, and have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of defensive additions should Japhet Tanganga leave the club this week.

It could therefore be a busy end to the window for director Fabio Paratici and chairman Daniel Levy.

What has Dean Jones said about Tottenham’s transfer plans?

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones has suggested that Tottenham could make two late signings before the close of business on Thursday.

He told GMS: “A few options that Tottenham are starting to look at, at the moment. But we always knew that this would happen. Tottenham got their business done early and I was always told ‘look out for the last week, they’ll look to do two deals, Tottenham always do’. So let’s see who those guys end up being.”

Do Tottenham have a history of late signings?

They certainly do – Levy is notorious for pursuing late deals, seemingly believing they can offer maximum value.

Last summer, Tottenham signed Emerson Royal from Barcelona on the 31st of August.

And back in October 2020, Spurs signed Joe Rodon from Swansea City on the day the domestic transfer window closed, with the foreign market slamming shut over a week prior.

Other late additions over the years include Fernando Llorente, Serge Aurier, Lucas Moura, Moussa Sissoko, Son Heung-min, Benjamin Stambouli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.

So Tottenham have previous here, and in some instances they’ve secured additions that went on to considerable success in north London – particularly Moura, Son, Sissoko, Llorente, Aurier and Eriksen, who were all part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side that reached the 2019 Champions League final.

But how smart a strategy that is in the short term remains a matter of debate. Antonio Conte has shown this season the benefit of having a settled squad in place for the first game.

That rhythm might well be disrupted by any major additions in the final few days of the transfer window. But if there’s a deal to be had, you wouldn’t bet against Levy going for it.

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