Robbie Keane reveals inside track on Spurs’ failed summer transfer activity

Tottenham Hotspur tried to sign four players this summer but were priced out of deals, their former striker Robbie Keane has revealed.

Tottenham were the only Premier League club not to sign a player in the summer transfer window, but Keane says they did make efforts to bring in new faces.

He told Paddy Power: “There have been a few moans that they didn’t make a signing over the summer, but I know first-hand that they tried to sign four players, it just wasn’t meant to be – teams were overpricing players.

“I can understand from the fans’ point of view on that, but if you look at the bigger picture for the last few years, it’s been up and up for Tottenham. If they can buy a couple of players in January, which I’m sure they will, and help the squad, they can have a good season.”

Spurs have hit a rough patch, losing their last three games to Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan – all by the scoreline of 2-1. They were leading until the 85th minute against Inter last night, but conceded two late goals to suffer another defeat.

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