Alan Hutton has urged potential new Tottenham boss Fabio Paratici to copy Aston Villa to the transfer market this summer.
Addressed exclusively to Football initiate, the former Scotland defender has suggested Spurs should look to recruit domestic talent rather than foreign players.
As revealed by Football initiate Paratici signed a three-year contract on Tuesday to become Tottenham’s new director of football.
The former Juventus boss left the Italian giants in May after 11 years in various management positions.
Hutton admitted he fears Paratici will focus on overseas signings until next season.
He suggested the new Spurs man should take inspiration from his Aston Villa counterparts Johan Lange and Dean Smith.
Hutton a dit Football insiders Russell Board: “He will have a good idea of this foreign market, but the only question I would ask is whether he knows it well here?” I’m sure he will.
“If you look at Dean Smith and Johan Lange and what they’re doing at Aston Villa. They are asking all the talented young players in Great Britain to try and put together a squad and it works.
“I’ve been on teams where a lot of foreigners come in and it’s really hard to get down and get everyone together and focus on the work ahead. It will be interesting to see how this dynamic works.
Of Tottenham’s eight signings last summer, half came from Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
Only Sergio Reguilon, Carlos Vinicius and Joe Rodon had no Premier League experience.
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