Tottenham should have tried to sign Riyad Mahrez, says Ian Wright

Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham did not sign any new players during the summer window

& # 39; That's the kind of player you have to try and search & # 39 ;: Ian Wright believes that Tottenham should have tried to sign Riyad Mahrez during the summer window

  • Tottenham made high-flying history with its lack of business during the summer
  • Spurs became the first team in the Premier League not to sign since 2003
  • Ian Wright believes that they have to try and sign players like Riyad Mahrez from the city
  • Alan Shearer claims that not buying anyone at all can bite back Tottenham

George Flood for Mailonline

Ian Wright says Tottenham should try to sign players like Riyad Mahrez after enduring a frustrating summer in the transfer market.

Despite being related to several players, the most outstanding player of the Aston Villa, Jack Grealish, the Spurs made history in the Premier League earlier this week by becoming the first team not to sign in the summer since the start of the season. transfer window in 2003.

Regardless of that failure, Mauricio Pochettino's team started the season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Newcastle on Saturday, after which Arsenal Wright legend expressed his belief that his former rivals should have played for Mahrez.

Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham did not sign any new players during the summer window

Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham did not sign any new players during the summer window

The day's match expert Ian Wright believes that the club should have tried for Riyad Mahrez

The day's match expert Ian Wright believes that the club should have tried for Riyad Mahrez

The day's match expert Ian Wright believes that the club should have tried for Riyad Mahrez

The Algerian international joined Manchester City from Leicester on a record deal worth 60 million pounds in July, after previously seeing a proposed change for the reigning champions in January.

"When you hear Pochettino say that he thinks he has everything he needs and that there was nothing available at the moment that could improve his team," Wright said in the Match of the Day.

"I feel that when you look at someone like Mahrez, it would have been difficult to get it, but would Mahrez improve that team? I think he would, that's the kind of player they should try and look for."

Mahrez left Leicester for Manchester City in July on a record contract worth £ 60 million

Despite Tottenham, driven by the availability of most of its World Cup stars, achieving the new campaign in St James & # 39; Park thanks to the goals of Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli, Alan Shearer warned that they could live to regret his lack of transfer activity.

"I think I could bite them again, not buy someone," he said. "All clubs, whether Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester City, always come out and buy one or two players.

& # 39; You have to cool off. I remember when we won the league with Blackburn in 1995 and then the next season we did not improve and that cost us. "

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