Window Wrap - Summer Transfer Window 2014
02 September 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
As the transfer window for 2014 closes, we look back on a summer of activity shaping the squad for the new season.
We welcomed Ben Davies and Michel Vorm from Swansea City, Eric Dier arrived from Sporting Lisbon, Federico Fazio joined from Sevilla and Benji Stambouli was our final arrival from Montpellier. A deal was also completed for DeAndre Yedlin to arrive from Seattle Sounders next year.
We said goodbye to Michael Dawson, Sandro, Zeki Fryers, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Heurelho Gomes, who left in order to seek increased playing opportunities, while Jake Livermore joined Hull City after a successful season-long loan and Lewis Holtby has returned to Germany, joining Hamburg on loan for the season. Tom Carroll will pick up further experience in a season-long loan in the Premier League with Swansea City.
We wish them all every success in the next stage of their careers.
In addition, Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose and Harry Kane have all signed new long-term contracts with the Club.
Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino discusses the Club's business we conducted over the summer period.
"I have always felt from the beginning that we did not need to make big changes to this squad," said Mauricio.
"We believe in these players, they are great professionals and I am convinced of the quality we have in all areas.
"We were always certain that we would only make changes if we believed they would benefit us in the long-term.
"It is still early in the season and players are adapting to our style and tactics and I have been delighted with their response.
"We believe we can improve these players to get the best out of them and we are going the right way.
"We were keen to strengthen our defence and I have been pleased with the way we have improved across this area.
"Michel Vorm will provide additional strength to our goalkeepers alongside Hugo Lloris, Brad Friedel and Luke McGee and we look forward to having him back at full fitness soon.
"Ben Davies arrives as a young player with a wealth of experience already in the Premier League and we now have two outstanding, internationals vying for the left-back position. I’m sure they will be motivated to improve each other.
"Eric Dier is a versatile and young player and we feel he has a lot of potential. We have followed him for some time and we think he can develop into a top defender.
"Federico Fazio is an excellent signing for us - a positive influence both on and off the field. He is a big and strong defender and will give us something extra in terms of presence, aggression and will to win.
"Benji Stambouli offers us versatility as well as quality. He knows what it takes to win and will prove a tremendous addition in both defensive midfield and also in defence if needed.
"We can also look forward to DeAndre Yedlin joining us next year. He has shown he can perform at the highest level with his performances at the World Cup and he will strengthen us further in the future.
"We want to deliver exciting, attacking and pressing football and the range of forwards we have are extremely well-equipped to work within this system. We have quality and versatility in these areas so we are confident that they can play anywhere across the front line when called upon.
“We have quality throughout what is a balanced, talented squad."