There are sectors of Spurs nation who are unimpressed with Paratici’s first full transfer period in charge of personnel incomings and outgoings. He failed to secure big-name signings on numerous attempts and resorted to pillaging last minute from a team he knows intimately well, a side he knew he would be able to recruit from. Which became his last port of call, an assured lifeline.
His critics believe Paratici didn’t do enough from the onset of the window opening, pointing to the fact that nothing incoming was officially completed until deadline day. Also, Tottenham sent out on loan no less than eight players, four (Bryan Gil, Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso) of which considered to be “senior” personnel.
They’ll point to the fact that Paratici pulled two players from his former club that were no longer wanted by the Old Lady. Additionally, critics will say Tottenham merely helped Juventus pay for their big-money, €75 million spend on Dušan Vlahović, a player who was Paratici and co’s original primary target.
While it’s not a regression, the critics will say Paratici hasn’t at all advanced Tottenham’s cause, instead further stagnating a club in dire need of an injection of top talent.
Which side of the fence do you sit?