A striker that has never scored more than 15 goals in a single season. £60m.
A midfield facing sexual assault charges. £25m.
A 33-year-old that Arsenal rejected for being too old 3 years ago.
A 34-year-old goal keeper who has been second choice at Southampton for the last 5 seasons.
And finally the £40million spent on the centre back they had last year on loan.
If you take the Romero deal aside, the rest is simply horrendous business.
If Arsenal had have signed Richarlison, Bissouma, Perisic and Forster we would be unanimously criticised.
Yet Tottenham are celebrating this window as if it will turn them into title winners.
I have seen them stating that they have the best striker in Europe. The best in Asia. The best in Brazil. The best CB in South America. The goalkeeper of the world champions. The best manager in the world. That no Arsenal player would start for them.
Yet if they were so good why did they only finish 4th? Just two points ahead of an Arsenal team that lost its first 3 games of the season? And trophyless for the 14th season in a row.
That lot really are deluded. Celebrating winning the transfer window when buying a load of duds. They will finish 8th this year.
Moving onto us, there is still plenty of white noise out there regarding transfers. We really need to ignore it.
Just because a reliable journalist has stated we are in talks for a player, does not mean they will join.
There is a huge step from being interested in a player and getting a deal signed.
We pulled out of the Raphinha deal as we were unwilling to meet Leeds United’s ludicrous valuation and it looks like the deal for that Ajax defender is going the same way.
If Chelsea (or Barcelona) want to pay £65m for Raphinha and Manchester United pay £45m for Martinez then let them.
That is £110m for two players who would not be regular starters for us.
If we still have that kind of money left after the Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira signings I would rather get in Aaron Hickey and Youri Tielemans for a reported £60m combined (less than Raphinha on his own) and then invest the additional £50m elsewhere.
A transfer window is like a big jigsaw. It takes a while for all pieces to fit into place.
There is still just under 2 months left of it, so plenty of time for my deals to be made.
Enjoy your Sunday.