Despite being unsure of his future, Fabio Paratici has optimistic thoughts about where Tottenham stand in their current rebuilding endeavor.
The Spurs managing director had a hectic end to the January transfer window as top target Pedro Porro was acquired on an initial loan deal from Sporting Lisbon. Djed Spence left on loan to Rennes, and Matt Doherty left for Atletico Madrid on a free transfer.
Arnaut Danjuma also signed with Tottenham earlier in the transfer window. However, those transactions took place in the shadow of scandal following Paratici’s 30-month suspension for financial misconduct while at Juventus, which an Italian court imposed on January 20.
Paratici on Spurs’ squad rebuild
Paratici stated: “We are glad we join our targets and we add two international players to our team” in an interview with SpursTV published on Wednesday.
“When I came here 18 months ago, we talked about rebuilding the squad to be competitive at the highest level of the Premier League, and we continue like this,” he said.
“We have to look not about the small picture of this transfer window, but the bigger picture of our project is a long-term project. As a club, we add two to three players, elements of our team, or additions to our plan throughout each transfer window.”
“We don’t just want to sign players because we have to or feel pressured to. We want to sign individuals who can bring something to our team.”
“Neither our plans nor our style applies here. We keep doing this because we know our goals and philosophical foundation.”
As Porro will complete a permanent transfer to Tottenham in the summer for a deal worth 45 million euros, Paratici thanked chairman Daniel Levy for assisting in obtaining his services.
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Paratici: We are excited about the second part of the season
The Italian added that Danjuma, who made his debut with a goal in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Preston, has a purchase option with the club.
As a result, Tottenham advanced to the FA Cup fifth round, and Paratici is looking forward to the remainder of the season, which includes a Champions League matchup against AC Milan.
According to Paratici, who avoided discussing his legal battle, “every season is separated into two sections.”
“The first half of the season begins in January and lasts until March when the European tournament resumes. The second half of the season runs from March forward.”
“The major team should set the goal of competing in every league, including the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup, by the end of March.”
“Every major team would have to have this as their goal, and the most thrilling part of the season is just beginning.”
“We are in the fifth round of the FA Cup, we play in the Champions League, and we are fifth in the Premier League, so we are vying for a place in the Champions League, proving that we played well in the early going.”
“We play huge games, and all we have to do is be joyful, optimistic, and united to support and encourage the squad, and we shall see.”