Over the years, Tottenham Hotspur has risen from an average mid-table team to a powerhouse of English football. Before, it wasn’t known for its spending; but nurturing talent was its primary business model. But with the billions flowing in from TV streaming plus diverse revenue streams, it is now able to compete for major trophies like the UEFA Champions League by signing elite players for big money.
Fans are consistently left to speculate the scenarios that might unfold in the transfer window every season. So the transfer market has become unpredictable that some betting sites have come up with odds on where players might play their next football season. Some platforms also double as online casino sites so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Here’s a breakdown of Tottenham’s more costly transfers.
- Richarlison signed from Everton for £60m in 2022
Richarlison is the most expensive player in Tottenham’s history. His versatility in the final third as a winger, centre forward, striker, or attacking midfielder convinced the board at the club to move for him.
- Tanguy Ndombele signed from Olympique Lyonnais for £54m in 2019
Ndombele can play as a deep-lying playmaker, a box-to-box defensive midfielder, a central midfielder or an attacking midfielder. His ball control and dribbling made him an interesting player to watch, and most of the top clubs in Europe were linked to his signature.
- Christian Romero signed from Atalanta for £45m in 2022
Romero is already considered in most circles as a coup. At 23, he is already touted as a big game player, and in a market where defenders cost as much as £90 million, it is not hard to see why.
- Davinson Sanchez signed from Ajax for £38m in 2017
After a stellar campaign where he helped Ajax reach the finals of the UEFA Europa League, Sanchez was one of their standout players. He single-handedly shut out all opponents’ defences en route to the final before they lost to Manchester United, where he also stood out.
- Moussa Sisssou signed from Newcastle for £31m in 2016
Moussa could play as a defensive, central, or attacking midfielder, and combined with his versatility, he was a key signing at the time. Better still, he could play at right-back or right-wing-back. His tackle rate was successful as a defensive-minded player, and he had an eye for precise passes.
- Tottenham signed Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis for £29m in 2020
Giovani joined Real Betis after winning the French title with Paris Saint Germain in 2018. As a central midfielder, he could also be an attacking midfielder. At Betis, he was deployed as a winger and then a second striker assisting the main centre forward. The coaching staff at Tottenham saw his potential and believed he had what it took to adapt to the competitive Premier League.
- Steven Bergwijn signed from PSV for £27m in 2020
Bergwijn followed in the footsteps of another PSV academy graduate, Memphis Depay, by moving to England. While Depay moved to Manchester United, Bergwijn impressed Tottenham’s scouting department. They pushed for him after he displayed a rich vein of form to become one of the Dutch league’s players with the most assists halfway into the season.
- Roberto Soldado signed from Valencia for £27m in 2013
After consistently being one of the Spanish league’s most consistent performers, Soldado had finished with an impressive goal ratio in the two previous seasons. His conversion rate in front of goal ensured that he was among the top ten goal scorers finishing the 2011/2012 season 6th with 17 league goals. In the 2012/2013 season, he was 5th with 24 league goals, and these stats convinced Tottenham to sign him.
- Heung-min Son signed from Bayer Leverkusen for £27m in 2015
This was one of Tottenham’s best signings, as Son became one of the club’s most prolific players and scorers. His goal ratio in the Premier League over the years makes the amount Tottenham paid for him look like a bargain. He is already in the top 35 all-time-scorers in Premier League history, and it doesn’t look like he is slowing down soon.
- Sergio Reguilon signed from Real Madrid for £27m in 2020
After a great impression in the 2019 season on loan at Sevilla, Tottenham had long struggled with finding the best left-back, and Sergio Reguilon was the perfect person to fill the void left by Danny Rose, who had been at the club for ten years.
Tottenham’s scouting team does a great job of finding players that match the team’s playing style and the club’s vision. Most players, if not all, meet the club’s expectations. From a mid-table team to a top contender for the UEFA Champions League, Tottenham has clearly put in the effort to get the right players.