Following the Tottenham loss to Aston Villa yesterday, things continued to get worse as a reported transfer for Leicester City shows they are more serious than the Spurs are. If the rumors are true and Boubacary Soumaré is going from Lille to Leicester City for just €23m we see just how much Leicester City has passed Tottenham by as a club.
Tottenham behind on and off the pitch
Sure Tottenham Hotspur is still one of the traditional Big Six, but given Leicester City has won both the Premier League and the FA Cup in the last five years and are going to be in Europe next season, they seem to have passed Tottenham by.
Despite the death of their owner in the middle of this climb to relevance, Leicester City had a clear enough plan for it to continue on to fruition. As for Tottenham, if there is a plan, please share it when it is clear, as it seems no one is in charge of the actual football team.
With a match against the Foxes on Sunday to see if Spurs can manage to nick a place in Europe, Leicester has a chance to show their superiority. Hopefully, the Lilywhites can muster up the gumption and courage to make a good showing and maybe even beat the Foxes. After all, they are getting crushed off the field by Leicester.
Soumaré deal sounds real
It was none other than Fabrizio Romano who tweeted that Leicester City was signing the midfielder from Lille. While Tottenham is looking for rejects and want-aways from relegation teams, Leicester City is looking to sign a major cog in what may soon be the Ligue 1 champions.
We have already looked briefly into Lille as a club, so we know they have talent and are willing to see. However, despite a huge need in the midfield, there is Tottenham again too slow to make anything happen.
Tottenham not a destination for coaches or players
The latest reports are that there will be no incoming or outgoing signings at the club until a new manager is found. Given it has been over a month and anyone with a respectable CV is not interested in Spurs, it may be an even longer summer than we can imagine.
With huge holes in the defense, the midfield, back-up keeper, and potentially at striker this team needs new talent and it needs it fast. The longer it takes to get a coach the longer it will take to be active in the market and the more the wrong players and crap deals Spurs will be stuck with.
While this really is nothing new to us Spurs fans who have followed Daniel Levy and ENIC, it is to the point where the mismanagement of the football operations is having a negative impact on the pitch. Tottenham was midtable the last 2/3 of the season, earning only 34 points from 25 matches.
The 1.36 points per match over a season would leave Spurs on 52 points, ironically enough even with Aston Villa.
While Boubacary Soumaré may or may not be the answer in the Tottenham midfield, getting into the market early and showing some intent sure is. If you think Harry Kane is not watching what Spurs do you must be crazy.
If Tottenham waits until the last minute to deal – as is the norm – a year from now we will be writing about relegation. The ball is in Daniel Levy’s court, the question is if he is just going to take it home like he always does or if he is finally, going to actually play and hire a Director of Football.