Alan Shearer delivers verdict on Tottenham's deadline day business
By Harvey Byrne
Premier League legend and Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer has told Tottenham did exactly what was necessary on deadline day.
The north London club added Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier to their side to replace Kyle Walker, while they also brought in experienced forward Fernando Llorente from Swansea to add competition for Harry Kane’s striker position.
It has been reported that Spurs also missed out on Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes due to the Catalan giants failing to sign a replacement.
However, Shearer has told that Tottenham only needed to get more bodies in, in order to compete in the Premier League and Champions League and they did just that.
“Spurs did some good business at the back end of the transfer window,” told Shearer, as quoted by the Coral website.
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“They had to get more bodies in and they did with Fernando Llorente and Serge Aurier. Llorente is cover for Harry Kane, he also gives them a different option and he could also line up alongside him if needed.”
Alongside the additions of both Aurier and Llorente Tottenham have also added young trio Davinson Sanchez, Paulo Gazzaniga and Juan Foyth to their side.
Meanwhile, Walker and Kevin Wimmer are the only notable players to have lest north London this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be hoping for similar success in the league this season after last campaign’s second placed finish, but they will also be eager to progress beyond the group stages of the Champions League this time around.
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