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Tottenham transfer deadline briefing: Aurier signs as Spurs leave it late

How have Tottenham Hotspur got on in the summer transfer window? Here's a look at the dealings in and out of Wembley and an update on what to expect in January.

Net spend (estimated)

-£8 million.

Completed signings 

Davinson Sanchez (Ajax, £38.5m), Paulo Gazzaniga (Southampton, £2.5m), Juan Foyth (Estudiantes), Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain, £23m).

Potential signings 

Fernando Llorente (Swansea City), Ross Barkley (Everton), Divock Origi (Liverpool)

Serge Aurier in action for Ivory Coast
Serge Aurier has left Paris Saint-Germain for Tottenham to replace Kyle Walker.

Players missed out on

Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Joshua King (Bournemouth), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), and Jadon Sancho (Manchester City) all look set to stay where they are. Andre Gray left Burnley for Watford, while Pape Cheikh Diop joined Lyon from Celta Vigo.

Potential January targets

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Jadon Sancho (Manchester City).

Players promoted to first team squad

Kyle Walker-Peters,  Tashan Oakley-Boothe.

Kyle Walker-Peters impressed on his Premier League debut in the season-opening win at Newcastle.

Completed sales

Kyle Walker (Manchester City, £54m), Kevin Wimmer (Stoke City, £18m)

Potential sales 

Vincent Janssen, Georges Kevin-Nkoudou

Players who can't be moved out

Danny Rose went public with his frustrations over the club's transfer policy, but the left-back has been out injured for months and is therefore unable to force a transfer. Moussa Sissoko cost the club £30m a year ago, and no other club would be willing to go close to that fee now.

Players due for contract renewal

Toby Alderweireld's current contract expires in 2020, but he is the only one of Spurs' key players not to sign a new deal in the past 12 months. Erik Lamela, a long-term absentee through injury, is signed on with Spurs until 2019.

Toby Alderweireld's delay in signing a new contract at Tottenham is a cause for concern.

Areas of squad with shortcomings 

Spurs have now got an athletic right-back to replace Walker in Aurier and they are also lacking pace in the final third, where a speedy wing-forward would be ideal.

They would benefit from a better back-up to Harry Kane than Janssen, and a new left-back may be required depending on Mauricio Pochettino's willingness to reintegrate Rose into the squad.

Has this been a good window?

Finally, it is moving away from being a calamity. The delay is signing Aurier is not a good look given how long they have known about Walker's desire to leave. They have also, so far, failed to address their problems in the final third, which have been highlighted by the poor start at Wembley. 

But everything could change before the deadline. Pochettino has targeted three more signings, and Aurier, Foyth and Barkley/a wing-forward would make everything look a lot rosier.

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.


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