Spurs Made £25 Million Deadline Day Move For Tammy Abraham
Spurs struggles in the transfer window carried on all the way until the deadline with Mauricio Pochettino's side reportedly making a last day move for Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham that was rejected by the Blues.
Never in the history of the Premier League having a transfer window has a club failed to sign a single player in the summer. Well that was until Spurs managed to pull off that very achievement this year.
Mauricio Pochettino's team have done very well the last three season, finishing third, second and third respectively, but the Spurs boss obviously wanted to kick on and challenge Manchester City this season.
In the summer Spurs looked certain to sign Jack Grealish, especially with Aston Villa in financial difficulties. Daniel Levy decided to wait as long as possible to get the price down and wait for the Championship club to be desperate to sell. That backfired when the club were bought out and no longer needed to sell.
Now it seems that Grealish wasn't the only attacking transfer that Spurs tried to make happen, though they waited even longer for their other target.
According to Goal, Spurs made a £25 million bid for Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham on Transfer Deadline Day but the Blues had no interest in selling, especially not to their rivals presumably.
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The report did say that Abraham would have been open to the move across London in an attempt to get more first team football under Pochettino, although he'd have been second choice to Harry Kane.
The 20 year old forward is an exciting prospect and was on loan to Swansea City in their relegation season last year, and on loan to Championship Bristol City the season before, but has been unable to overtake Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud in the pecking order.
It's likely that the England under 21 international will still leave Stamford Bridge before the end of the month with Championship sides still able to loan him but the Blues will not want to lose him permanently.
Chelsea have started well under Maurizio Sarri, earning two wins over Huddersfield and Arsenal, whilst Spurs have also won two and face Manchester United on Monday.