Tottenham: Paratici will make 'surprise signing' at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte reacts during Newcastle game

Tottenham could make a “surprise” signing before the end of the window, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Antonio Conte has already received the full backing of the Spurs hierarchy having welcomed four new players to his squad and Jones reckons the north London side could enjoy further success before the market closes in September.

What business have Tottenham already completed?

Having announced a £150m cash injection ahead of the window opening, it always felt like Conte was going to be given the funds to improve his squad following Tottenham’s return to the Champions League.

And up to now, that’s proved the case, with Spurs already spending upwards of £85m on their four summer signings.

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Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic were the first men through the door, although they were signed on free transfers following the expiry of their contracts at Southampton and Inter Milan.

Yves Bissouma was the next man to arrive for £25m from Brighton & Hove Albion, before Richarlison became Tottenham’s second most expensive signing in their history following his £60m move from Everton.

Spurs are also working on a deal for Middlesbrough ace Djed Spence and are close to completing the signing of Clement Lenglet from Barcelona.

What did Jones say about Tottenham?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “There’s going to be a surprise at the end of Tottenham’s window and while I don’t think it will be a £30m or £40m player, this is a new regime and things are working a bit differently, so it might be a nice surprise.”

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Who could be Tottenham’s surprise signing?

While Conte is yet to add a big-name left centre-back to his squad, the fact it’s a position that’s been identified as a priority suggests that Jones’ surprise could be elsewhere on the pitch.

Therefore, perhaps Memphis Depay could be that man. Conte has made no secret about wanting to add competition all over the pitch and the addition of the Dutchman would leave the Tottenham boss with a mouth-watering array of attacking players.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, Spurs are interested in the Netherlands international and asked about his services when negotiating with Barcelona for Lenglet.

The report states that the Spanish giants would be willing to sell the 28-year-old for £17m to help with some of their financial problems, with Depay keen on playing for a Champions League club.

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