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EPL: Conte gives verdict on Man United, Chelsea, says Tottenham disadvantaged

Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte has said the north London club are at a big disadvantage to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

He said this is because United and Chelsea spent huge sums in the just concluded transfer window, something Spurs have not done to the same extent.

Tottenham brought in the likes of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Clement Lenglet this transfer window.

The Italian was keen to point out that among the players that arrived at Tottenham, only Richarlison from Everton and Bissouma from Southampton warranted transfer fees, while the likes of Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea were splashing the cash more freely.

The Red Devils invested heavily in the summer window, with the likes of Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro, joining the club while Thomas Tuchel’s Blues spent big on Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.

With this in mind, Conte reckons it can hardly be called a level playing field

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the former Chelsea boss said: “Honestly, if you sign a player for £100 million or £80 million on the last day, you have a big advantage because it means you are signing a top player, you understand? You can sign also a player for free or on loan and it is a different situation.

“I want to be very clear. I think we did what we could do and in the right time because the vision was very clear about the money to spend, about to get the free players or on loan because then we spent money on two players, Richarlison and then (Yves) Bissouma.”

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