Tottenham's Transfer Window Recap
ENFIELD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Tottenham Hotspur new signing Dejan Kulusevski poses for a photo at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on January 31, 2022 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

After 31 long days in January, the transfer window finally shut at 11pm last night.

The window was billed to be a vital one for Tottenham Hotspur with a lot of players struggling to perform.

Due to this, the Premier League side completed two signings with four major players leaving the North London

  • Double swoop from Juventus

After the failed attempt to sign Adama Traore  and Luis Diaz, Spurs set their sights on new targets to please Antonio Conte and the fans. 

This meant Fabio Paratici raided his former Italian club, Juventus.

The first official announcement from the North London side was for Rodrigo Bentacur.

According to Fabrizio Romanothe Uruguayan midfielder joined for an initial €19m with €6m in add ons.

The 24 year-old played 26 times for the 'Old Lady' this season, but this move to North London will help secure the options in the middle of the park.

The next signing from the Italian giants was Dejan Kulusevski. The Swedish international has joined Spurs on an 18 month loan deal for €10m.

However, according to Fabrizio Romano, if certain requirements are met, then the Spurs hierarchy will be obliged to buy him for €35m.

This gives Spurs another attacking outlet, something that has been sorely missed during the 2021/22 season.

  • Unwanted Midfielders shipped away

Ever since Conte took over, it has been clear these four midfielders have been unpopular for the Italian.

Due to this, Spurs allowed outgoings to take place on deadline day which has shortened the squad down.

Firstly, record signing Tanguy Ndombele joined former side Olympique Lyonnais.

After joining Spurs for a fee that could have reached £60m in 2019, the Frenchman has failed to live up to the hype. 

He has featured 91 times in all competitions, scoring ten and assisting nine.

However, his attitude on and off the pitch is what let him down. In his final game for the club, the 25 year-old was booed off by supporters whilst trailing to Morecambe.

Another departure from N17 was Giovani Lo Celso. The Argentine joined Spanish side Villarreal on loan for the remainder of the season.

Since joining in 2019, he has featured 84 times under 4 different managers.

It is hoped the move to Spain will allow him to regain his form that he showed during his time at Real Betis in the 2018/19 season. 

Another Spurs player joining Lo Celso in Spain was Bryan Gil, who has joined Valencia for the remainder of the season.

The move is hoped to help his development with the 20 year-old having a bright career ahead of him.

He had featured 20 times under Nuno Espirito Santo and Conte, however with the new system not suiting him, the loan will allow the Spaniard to earn regular game time.

Finally, Dele Alli joined fellow Premier League side Everton at the end of the window on a permanent deal.

The initial fee is said to be for free, however, according to Fabrizio Romano, Spurs will be paid €12m if he completes 20 games for them. The deal could potentially rise to €35/40m depending on his performance.

It was a hard deal for Spurs fans to watch. Dele has given the fans some incredible memories during his seven years at the club, including his stunning chip against

North London rivals Arsenal. However, after recent performances, the deal was necessary to allow new players to arrive in the Summer.

Although the transfer window did not address the issues at right wing-back or striker, many  have classed it as a successful window.

According to Alasdair Gold, the Italian manager is also content with the signings added. However, with the former Chelsea manager wanting huge financial backing, the summer transfer window will be key in determining if he stays or not.

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