By Aramide Oladipo
West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has branded fellow Premier League rivals Tottenham as “bargain hunters” for the way they have handled their business in the transfer window.
Spurs have only signed one player throughout the summer as it was announced that central defender Davinson Sanchez completed a deal with the club on Friday afternoon.
Writing in her column for the Sun, Brady believes that Spurs’ transfer policy could potentially see them secure the signing of Everton midfielder Ross Barkley for a cheap deal before the window shuts.
“On the one hand, there are the aristocrats. And on the other hand, there are the bargain hunters like Tottenham, for one,” she wrote.
“It is hard to tell whether Ross Barkley is a piece of cheese offered by Everton at about £50million for the delectation of potential takers, or whether a possible buyer — rumoured to be Spurs — knows something we don’t and might not only get him on the cheap but make a considerable saving on his off- season wages.”
However, Barkley’s future does not appear to be in North London as the Mirror recently reported Spurs’ pursuit for the England international has been left in limbo which has seen them turn their attentions toCelta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be hopeful that the club can make more additions in order to boost their chances of securing their first ever Premier League title.
Spurs welcome league champions Chelsea to Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
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