Pundit claims Spurs and Arsenal have the ‘same problem’ over transfers

Dan Butterfield
Spurs boss Antonio Conte

Tony Cascarino has claimed Tottenham and Arsenal have the ‘same problem’ when it comes to transfers.

Both sides have failed to bring ant new faces as they look to secure Champions League qualification for next season.

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Spurs look to have failed in their pursuit of both Adama Traore and Luis Diaz. Wolves winger Traore has chosen to make the move back to Barcelona, initially on loan.

Diaz on the other hand, looks set to be making the move to Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp’s side gazumped Spurs in the pursuit of the Colombian.

Arsenal on the other hand, missed out on Dusan Vlahovic, with the Serbian forward joining Juventus instead.

Now, former Chelsea man Cascarino believes the two north-London rivals have the same problems when it comes to recruiting players.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Cascarino said: “Players from abroad look at the CVs of football clubs.

“We all talk about the CV of a player and of a manager. We can talk about Antonio Conte’s and it’s a fantastic one. We can talk about the facilities at Spurs and they are extraordinary, but they haven’t got a CV as a club.

“They haven’t got a haul of trophies have they, they haven’t won the Premier League, have they? They have been close a couple of times and, yes they are an attractive proposition, they’re a great football club, but they are not going to win a deal ahead of Liverpool, 9 times out of 10, at the moment.

“It’s like Manchester United. They hogged the transfer market. And there were people, like Alan Shearer and others, who turned them down but nearly every target that Fergie wanted, they went because of Fergie and the success the club was having. It was an easy choice for players.”

“If you’re a wanted player, lots of players get hijacked. Not everyone gets everyone they want.

“There are clubs who get spoilt for choice sometimes because a player is desperately wanting to come to you.

“The manager does have a big play in it. Conte is a terrific manager. I just think they are having a difficult time getting the type of player he thinks is needed and getting them over the line is really tough.

“It’s the same problem for Arteta. He’s got the same problem as Spurs have got.”