We may still have a little while left of this transfer window but someone who is certainly proving his worth is Jose Mourinho at Spurs. My buddy Marc Leder and I are both ardent Spurs fans and we were both pretty devastated when the news broke last year that Pochettino had been fired. This felt like a double whammy when they hired Jose Mourinho, who we both dislike. Ultimately however we have to get behind the club, as hard as it may be. As much as I would love to sit here and criticize Mourinho, the transfer window may very well have seen the Portuguese man make a masterstroke or two.
Unlike his previous clubs of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Inter Milan, Spurs do not have a magic money tree which can be shaken whenever there is a player that they need to buy, and Jose knew this. There were then many question marks about how he would give the team the overhaul that it required. Jose however has stepped up to this challenge completely.
Pierre Hojberg was the first signing which Spurs made, in a swap deal for Kyle Walker-Peters. Many were sad to see KWP go, but welcomed the much needed midfield presence which someone like Hojberg will bring. The midfielder was backed for success at Bayern by Guardiola and sadly after his father passed away and a couple of injuries occurred, he went off the boil. The midfielder, still just 24 has rejuvenated himself at Southampton and this is a signing which will certainly add value to the team.
It may not be signed on the dotted line just yet but those who were mourning the loss of Kyle Walker Peters will be overjoyed to see that Spurs are super close to signing the brilliant Matt Doherty from Wolves. This is a defender who can play left and right back and who has racked up both goals and assists during his time at Wolves. Mourinho loves playing with a RWB and Serge Aurier will now have some competition for his place, which is exactly what the club needs.
A quick word here on Joe Hart, which many fans disagreed with. First off he is a winner and a leader and that is something that Spurs lack. Secondly we have seen 2 major injuries to Hug Lloris in recent years, and Gazzanigga needs competition and a back up. Finally, Spurs will be playing a shorter season with more games this year, and it may well be that Hart takes the gloves for the Europa League games that are coming thick and fast.
Hojberg came to us for just £5 million, Doherty looks like he’ll cost £15 million and Hart was a freebie, I’d say that so far that is pretty good business. I’d like to see another striker come in and a central defender if possible, beyond that, I’d say that Jose has had a pretty good transfer window.