Tottenham Signings: Who will arrive before the end of the window?


The summer and winter transfer windows are usually a quiet time for Spurs fans. Nothing generally happens until the last few days where players can come and go, and supporters often look enviously around them at their rivals to see the kind of business they’re doing.

Recent years have seen fans’ morale boosted, particularly with the performance of Arsenal, however with Unai Emery in charge, the Gunners have already moved swiftly in this summer’s window.

As for Spurs, they’ve seen the fewest incomings and outgoings of any Premier League club, with just two players leaving on loan, while none have arrived.

It was always going to be a quiet season for Spurs, especially as they’re in the process of a stadium move, but you can expect plenty to happen in the next few weeks, especially as Daniel Levy is renowned for a deadline day signing, or panic buy depending on your point of view.

Here are just a few of the players that could be plying their trade at White Hart Lane next season.

Anthony Martial

Martial wasn’t selected for France’s W. Cup squad, as a result of a lack of appearances in the second half of last season, especially after Alexis Sanchez’ arrival at Old Trafford. He did make 45 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions last season, but many came as a substitute and he could be tempted into a move this summer. The transfer fee will be a problem though, as United will expect a lot for him, which might deter Spurs and Levy from making a bid.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             7/1

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale’s future was much talked about over the last season, with Zinedine Zidane not favouring the Welshman at Real Madrid, while injuries also hindered his progress. However, the chances of him leaving the Bernabeu now are much slimmer than they were prior to the W. Cup. Zidane has left Real Madrid, while Fiorentino Perez also cashed in on Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s unlikely that he’ll sell another prize asset this summer, while his wages are also too high for Spurs while they’re in their current situation.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             5/1

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw has been linked with Spurs for a long time and there’s already a connection there, as he worked with Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton. He rarely features for Manchester United and often comes in for criticism from Jose Mourinho, despite not doing much wrong. If Spurs sell Danny Rose, then there’s a very good chance they could move for Shaw as a replacement.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             7/2

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish to Spurs looks more like a “when”, not “if”. Aston Villa are cash strapped in the Championship, having failed to gain promotion to the Premier League last summer and Steve Bruce has admitted that selling players could be the best way to get out of debt. Grealish has had plenty of off-field trouble, but settled down last season and cited John Terry as the reason why. This one looks like it will happen, with the clubs currently settling on a fee. £30-40 million has been mooted.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             1/5

Alfie Mawson

Alfie Mawson was one of Swansea’s most consistent players last season, despite the Welsh side dropping to the Championship. He’ll be available for a lower fee as a result and he could be touted as a replacement if Toby Alderweireld leaves. Spurs will have to fend off interest from a number of other clubs though, including West Ham, Burnley and Wolves. However, they do have Champions League football to look forward to and that’s the difference between them and the rest.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             11/1

Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon seems destined to stay at Fulham this season after the Cottagers were promoted to the Premier League, but if he impresses, then he’ll almost certainly be a target in January or next summer. He’s touted as one of the best young English prospects and will be looked at if Spurs sell Danny Rose.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             11/2

Leon Bailey

Bailey scored 12 goals in 34 games in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen last season and signed for the German club back in January 2017, despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. He’s still yet to declare his international allegiance, where he’s eligible to represent Jamaica, Belgium or England. A move to England would almost certainly put him in Gareth Southgate’s focus. Again, Spurs would have to stump up a fee that they might not want to, making this move less likely.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             14/1

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire’s fee will have significantly increased after his performances in Russia, but Spurs are likely to see him as the ideal replacement for Toby Alderweireld if they do choose to part with the Belgian. Maguire showed everyone what he’s capable of with England, which is defensive solidity, an ability to play the ball out from the back and a threat from set pieces.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             3/1

Christian Pulisic

The Borussia Dortmund winner has attracted a number of Premier League clubs this summer, including Liverpool and Chelsea, but he had an indifferent season in the Bundesliga last year and will likely stay there for another year at least. If any team signs him this summer, then it’ll likely be for the future as he has incredible potential.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             3/1

Wilfried Zaha

The Crystal Palace winger was linked with a move away from Selhurst Park back in January and the rumours will likely continue. He was the difference between the Eagles staying in the Premier League last year and being relegated and he’ll be a huge loss for Roy Hodgson if he does leave. Again, he’ll be expensive, but Spurs do need to build a strong squad, instead of just having a good first team.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             7/2


Spurs were one of the favourites to sign Malcom at the beginning of the summer, but it now seems that the Brazilian is destined for a move to Everton. Tottenham will have to go quite a distance to rescue this deal now.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             20/1

Ryan Bertrand

Bertrand is a tough one to work out as Southampton are a selling club and would probably listen to an offer if they considered it to be of a high enough value. Bertrand will have England ambitions though and a move to Spurs could be what’s required, particularly if Danny Rose goes. He might also not fancy another relegation scrap like the one that Saints were caught up in last season.

Odds on joining Tottenham this summer:             9/1

Words by @dominictrant