Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Silva hoping to profit from Everton's spending power

Silva hoping to profit from Everton's spending power

But Spurs have fallen short in the Premier League title race in each of the last two seasons, building a belief among fans that the squad need more depth if they are to win major silverware.

Much has stayed the same when it comes to the league's landscape; the top six remains a group that will be tough to crack. Striker Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and finishing as the top-scorer as England reached the semi-finals. This time, however, Thursday's transfer deadline passed without any additions being made by Tottenham - the first time a Premier League club has failed to sign at least one new player during the summer window.

"We'd had anomalous years in the past, with the Andy Carroll transfer and that sort of thing, but January has traditionally been a hard month to make a lot of headway in the transfer market".

Wolves' connections to Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes were a source of complaint for their competitors as they romped to the Championship title last season. "With Premier League clubs' aggregate revenues forecast to reach £5 billion in 2018/19, clubs can well-afford to significantly invest in on-pitch talent in the quest for both success and survival".

Of course Germany, Spain and Italy all have till the end of the month to make more signings but you can't imagine that the nine clubs from the continent will spend anyway near as much as their British counterparts.

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The playmaker was a fundamental part of Sarri's midfield in Naples, dictating their tempo as they pushed Juventus all the way in last season's Serie A title race. Liverpool will be looking to avoid last season's 12 (7 at Anfield) in the league.

"On gross spending, you've got Liverpool and Chelsea who people might expect - Chelsea spending out of necessity having lost their goalkeeper (Thibaut Courtois)".

After 22 years with Arsene Wenger at the helm, Arsenal enter into a new chapter this season with head coach Unai Emery. Cardiff will likely struggle up a division but Fulham, too, could punch above its weight.

Liverpool have been the heaviest spenders in the Premier League this summer and have accumulated talent worth more than £170m in the transfer market.

Laura Armstrong is a sports reporter based in Toronto.

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