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Antonio Conte criticises Tottenham’s £111 million transfer’mistakes’ and issues a warning for the future

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Antonio Conte is irritated that he has been left to deal with £111 million in transfer flops at Tottenham Hotspur, including the club’s record £63 million signing Tanguy Ndombele.

Conte made it clear that he has now been tasked with cleaning up the mess left by a string of bad signings and deals worth up to £111 million. £27 million flop Giovani Lo Celso joined Villarreal on loan, while Bryan Gil moved to Valencia for £21 million. On deadline day, Dele Alli also joined Everton.

Spurs boss Conte said: “Before arriving at Tottenham, to read the list of players you have in the squad, I considered all the players are important players, no? Because Ndombele we paid a lot for and it was the same for Lo Celso and Gil.

Antonio Conte continued, “I like to tell the truth, and we’re definitely talking about a really good player in Gil, because he has good quality and understands football quickly.” However, three big money deals have been costly mistakes.

Scouting director Steve Hitchen resigned this week, while managing director Fabio Paratici oversaw the Gil deal last summer. Conte claimed not enough homework was done to ensure he was ready for English football.

Conte said, “These two players can be of great assistance to us.” For sure, the squad is more complete now,” he added. We tried to fill the right roles with Bentacur, a midfielder, and Kulusevski, who can play as a No.10 or a wing-back.”

They will both play in Saturday’s FA Cup match against Brighton, but will not start.

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