How is Tottenham Hotspur Holding Onto Stars?

This has been quite a bizarre summer when it comes to the football transfer market. The Real Madrid saga surrounding Gareth Bale has been getting worse, Neymar’s desire to leave PGS hasn’t been going as planned, Barcelona spent unnecessary money on Antoine Griezmann, and the Chelsea transfer restriction has removed an elite club from the market.

Then there’s Tottenham Hotspur. If you paid close attention to the transfer market surrounding this club, you would have noticed two unique elements that formed part of their transfer business this summer. Firstly, the team managed to sign a few players at long last when they purchased Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele along with Leeds’ promising Jack Clarke. Secondly, they managed to keep all their star players, which means the upcoming season looks very promising for Tottenham Hotspur at the moment.

Toby Alderweireld

One star player that Tottenham managed to keep is Toby Alderweireld. The fact that this defender from Belgium decided to stay at Tottenham can be seen as a minor miracle. During last season, a senior figure from Tottenham informed reporters that Alderweireld would leave. This was made even more accessible once his release clause was set at a mere £25 million. When you consider what £25 million buys you these days, it’s quite incredible that no one jumped for this player.

However, he is 30 years old, and it’s uncertain if this player will continue playing at his current level for more than a year. This is perhaps why clubs didn’t jump on the opportunity. Manchester United wanted to spend three times that amount for Harry Maguire, but they are getting far more time with the amount of money they wish to pay.

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen is another vital player at Tottenham Hotspur. However, everyone believed that he would leave this summer, so the fact that he is still there is another small miracle. At the beginning of the summer, the player made a straightforward statement that is was time to look for a new challenge. Eriksen made it crystal clear that he wanted to try something new, leaving clubs to scramble for his signature before the summer transfer window closes.

He is someone that can easily create golden opportunities in the middle and is currently in the prime of his life when it comes to football. However, no one stepped forward to sign the player this summer. Then again, is there a significant club at the moment that will give Eriksen a new challenge at a higher level? Tottenham made it to the Champions League final last season, so why move at all when you can get there again with a club that knows how? His contract expires next season, so why not wait one more year to see how things play out?

Tottenham Hotspur has a sensational squad at the moment, and if they play anything like they played last year, they will get some silverware in 2020.