Tottenham news: Antonio Conte criticises transfers amid Luis Diaz contract blunder


Tottenham Hotspur have been accused of sending a transfer deadline day signing the wrong contract as manager Antonio Conte has criticised their signings from recent years

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has criticised the club’s past signings after completing his first transfer window at the club.

Spurs brought in Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur, both from Juventus, on transfer deadline day but were the only incoming players during the winter window.

And in a thinly-veiled dig at Jose Moutinho and Mauricio Pochettino, Conte has criticised the lub’s work in the transfer market in recent years.

It comes after details of a contract blunder involving new Liverpool signing, who Spurs made a move for before he joined the Reds, has come to light.

And Ian Wright has suggested Heung-Min Son had an impact on Dele Alli’s decline with the club.

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Alli’s downfall explained

Dele Alli’s career at Tottenham “kind of went stagnant”, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

Alli secured a late transfer deadline day move to Everton in a deal which could rise to £40million depending on how the midfielder fares at his new club.

And former striker turned pundit Wright has explained Alli struggled following the emergence of ex-teammate Heung-Min Son.

He says the South Korean’s presence in the side “negated” the need for Alli – and played a big part in his downfall at the north London club.

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Conte criticises transfer business

Antonio Conte has revealed exactly what he thinks of the club’s transfer business in recent years in a thinly-veiled dig at Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.

Former Chelsea boss Conte says the club’s work to bring in new players is of “fundamental importance” as he opened up on new signing Dejan Kulusevski.

The Swede joined on transfer deadline day on loan with an obligation to buy clause for £29.2million if certain criteria are met.

And following his arrival, Conte says that going forward the club must “pay more attention in the market to sign players”.

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Diaz contract blunder

Spurs sent Rodrigo Bentancur and his agents a contract which still bore Luis Diaz’s name in a late transfer deadline day blunder, it has been claimed.

Antonio Conte’s side had chased Diaz earlier in the month only for the Colombian to join Liverpool for £37.5million, though the fee could rise to £50m with add-ons.

And with the clock ticking down on transfer deadline day the contract error was made, leaving “a lot of people surprised”, according to one source familiar with the discussions.

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