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#5 Sherwood on how Tottenham cope without signings
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has lauded praise on Spurs for being able to operate without making any major signings. The north Londoners haven’t signed a single soul in the last two windows and yet, they are just 5 points away from table-toppers Liverpool.
And now, Tim Sherwood has opined that the reason they can cope with hardly spending money on the transfer market is due to the fact that the Lilywhites make quality signings. He also spoke about why Arsenal should be more patient with Unai Emery.
"The reason why Tottenham can cope with [hardly spending any money] is that since Pochettino's been at Tottenham [five years] they have signed 27 players," Sherwood said.
"He [Poch] doesn't need so many [players because he can cope]. He [Emery] has been their 10 minutes. He needs bodies. He's had one transfer window. You have to give him at least three or four transfer windows to bring his own people in.”
Sherwood then spoke on the importance of spending money wisely in the transfer market. He cited Tottenham’s acquisition of Dele Alli from the Championship as a good sign of scouting and also questioned Arsenal as to why they can’t do the same and sign young players with a huge potential ceiling.
"Now, with £40 million, what are you going to bring in with any quality? It's not all about how much you spend. It's about having the right scouting network... to find the talent. Whether they are £5m like Alli. Do you see that sort of transfer at Arsenal? We haven't seen it at all!"