Tottenham’s summer transfer window woes continue
It is well known that Tottenham are the only Premier League side not to have signed a player this summer.
That did not seem to make a huge difference to Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.
In fact, Spurs looked like a progressive club thanks to the debut performance of Kyle Walker Peters, who ended the Premier League encounter as man of the match.
There is though a theme developing with Tottenham’s summer transfer window, that signings are becoming harder to achieve and complete.
Major doubts have emerged about whether Spurs will sign Ross Barkley due to injury and Davinson Sanchez because of Real Madrid interest, in the past 24 hours.
Spurs miss out on two key targets
Meanwhile, two players linked with Spurs in this window have signed for other clubs.
Bild report that Jeremy Toljan, the Hoffenheim right back, who can also play left back, will join Borussia Dortmund.
Toljan looked like a good replacement for Kyle Walker, who left for Manchester City earlier this summer.
Dortmund will pay around 5 million euros for the Under-21 European Championship winner.
Bild confirm that Spurs were in the race for Toljan, along with Juventus and Bayern Munich.
Dortmund have high hopes for Toljan and Bild add that Jogi Low is keeping a keen eye on the defender for next summer’s World Cup.
Giovanni Simeone signs for Fiorentina
Another player linked with Tottenham this summer was Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego.
There were reports that River Plate expected to receive a training payment from Tottenham, if Simeone left for London.
However, Fiorentina have confirmed the signing of Simeone, an attacker, who impressed at Genoa last season.
Giovanni Simeone has signed a five-year deal with Fiorentina.
Fiorentina have announced the signing of Giovanni Simeone on a 5-year contract. pic.twitter.com/1oxgkPtOyR
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