Tottenham new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for summer 2023

Who are the Tottenham new signings and which players are likely to leave Spurs in the current transfer window?

After missing out on European football for the upcoming season, Tottenham are a club with plenty to prove. As you’ll no doubt recall from last season, the club had numerous struggles, not to mention that the fans all but turned their backs on the team at times.

However, that’s all in the past, and the Tottenham new signings will hopefully breathe new life into the club for the 23/24 Premier League season.

Tottenham has already spent some serious money in acquiring new players over the last couple of months. Yet there are rumors that some of their key players might be joining the list of Tottenham transfer departures before the transfer period is over.

Anyway, I’ll save that for another day. For now, I will concentrate on the confirmed ins and outs for Tottenham as things stand.

Tottenham New Signings – Summer 2023 Arrivals

If you look at the total spend for Tottenham this summer, it’s a bit of an eye-watering figure. As of the latest figures, Tottenham has spent close to €140 million. Yet when you see the list of Tottenham's new signings below, you’ll see how easily such a vast figure has been met.

James Maddison – Midfield – Leicester City

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Let me start with the largest of the Tottenham new signings in terms of the money spent. Tottenham signed James Maddison from Leicester City for a fee of €46.30 million – over €5 million more than the next guy in line. With Maddison joining the club to help boost the midfield ranks, Tottenham are clearly making an effort to create a more attacking style of play. And they’ve paid a hefty price to make this a reality.

Pedro Porro – Defender – Sporting CP

If you look at the Premier League table from 22/23, Tottenham had a serious problem in defence. They let in the most goals out of the top 10 teams by a huge margin, registering 63 goals against in 38 Premier League games. To put that into perspective, that’s an average of more than 1.5 goals per game! So of course, the range of Tottenham's new signings was always going to include a defender. And Pedro Porro has joined the club from Sporting CP for a fee of €40 million.

Dejan Kulusevski – Winger – Juventus

Kulusevski enjoyed a full-season loan at Tottenham last season. Furthermore, since he fills a key position as a pacey winger, it’s not a huge surprise to see that Tottenham has swept him up from Juventus. For a price of €30 million, Kulusevski has officially become a Tottenham player, and he will be key for them next season.

Guglielmo Vicario – Goalkeeper – FC Empoli

Although you could view the defence as a major problem for any team letting in so many goals, the goalkeeper has to take some responsibility too. At the same time, Hugo Lloris is now 36 years of age, so Tottenham needs to find a replacement sooner or later. And they’ve decided to go with Vicario for a price of €20 million.

Micky van de Ven – VFL Wolfsburg

Signed on a £34.5m fee, Spurs finally landed their key CB target as they confirmed a deal for Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven. The deal could rise another £8.5m if add-on requirements are met. Micky will sign a six-year contract with the London club and wear the Number 37 shirt.

Alejo Veliz – Rosario Central

Veliz is the latest striker to join the books at Spurs, costing a reported £13m. While he's not the Kane replacement for now, Spurs will hope he can offer something to the side soon. Veliz has played 62 times in the Argentine Primera, scoring 19 goals. Veliz is capped at Argentina U20 level, picking up nine caps.

Ashley Phillips – Blackburn

After activating his £2m release clause, Spurs have added young Blackburn defender Ashley Phillips to their squad. Having played eight times for Rovers last season, he's now signed a 5-year deal with the London club. Phillips has already represented England at youth level, picking up caps at all levels having made the switch from Wales in 2021.

Brennan Johnson – Nottingham Forest

Joining Spurs for £47.5m, Brennan Johnson becomes the latest signing for Spurs as they made a last push to invest in their attack. With the sale of Kane burning a hole in their pockets, Brennan Johnson will look to help fill that void.

Johnson was one of the most consistent performers at Nottingham Forest, which is why Spurs have turned to Johnson to help replace the loss of Harry Kane.

Tottenham Transfer Departures

Remember I stated that almost €140 million on Tottenham new signings? Believe it or not, they’ve received just over €11 million from the sale of players. This is an enormous difference, and it means that there are far fewer Tottenham transfer departures compared to arrivals. Regardless, I can still reveal the more significant Tottenham departures right now.

Harry Kane – Bayern Munich

It was one of the most on-again, off-again transfers of the summer. With Madrid, Man United, and then Bayern all showing an interest in the Spurs star man. But, in the end, Bayern would secure the deal for £105m. Leaving Spurs with a 25 goals + a season void to fill.

In his 435 games for Spurs, Kane has scored an impressive 280 goals and 64 assists. In fact, the goal tally puts him within just a few seasons of breaking Alan Shearer's all-time record. A reason many thought he wouldn't leave the Premier League. Though, when asked about it, Kane said he still had plenty of time left in his career.

Kane had an opportunity to finally win a trophy just the day after he signed for Bayern. However, they lost, so he'll have to hope Bayern can bring home yet another Bundesliga title.

Harry Winks – Midfield – Leicester City

With Tottenham putting so much emphasis on strengthening the midfield squad for next season, there was simply no room for Harry Winks to justify keeping him at the club. For that reason, Tottenham has made the move to sell Winks to Leicester City for a price of €11.60 million. This is actually the only one of several Tottenham transfer departures that have generated any kind of revenue.

Lucas Moura – Winger – Without Club

We all knew that Lucas Moura wouldn’t be a Tottenham player next season. However, it’s still sad to see the era of Moura come to an end at Tottenham. The 30-year-old Brazilian winger is rumoured to be heading to Saudi Arabia, yet official reports of this are yet to be confirmed. With that said, since Lucas Moura became a free agent at the end of his contract, Tottenham hasn’t received any income following the departure of Moura from the club.

Djed Spence – Leeds (Loan)

Having joined just last summer, Spence will now head out on loan to Championship side Leeds. Spence failed to make much of an impact on the Spurs squad, with his new manager opted to send him out on loan for a season. Since his £20m last summer, Spence has already spent time away on loan, joining French side Rennes in January.

Joe Rodon – Leeds (Loan)

Joining Spence on loan at Leeds is another Spurs defender, Joe Rodon. Having played just 15 times since joining from Swansea in 2020, Rodon will look to find minutes in the Championship. Rodon also spend time in France last season, joining Spence at Rennes.

Sergio Reguilón – Manchester United (loan)

Having failed to make an impact on loan at Athletico Madrid, Reguilon found himself an unwanted man at Spurs. Now, with Manchester United in desperate need for a new left-back, he's found himself a way out of Spurs. While the loan is unlikely to extend beyond this season, with two Man Utd left-backs out injured, Reguilon should have a shot at a run in the team.