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Liverpool legend Fowler: Why would Spurs strengthen rival with Walker sale?

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler says Tottenham selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City is proof they won't be challenging for the title.

Fowler wrote for the Mirror: "It is intriguing because Tottenham have title aspirations, big aspirations, and yet they are prepared to make City better on the surface of it.

"Walker is a good player, no doubt, but maybe Pochettino believes Kieran ­Trippier is the better bet. He came on a lot last season and got into the England team. He is also a bit younger.

"I suppose the £50m will enable them to strengthen their side in other areas where it's needed more. Tottenham are the only Premier League team not to make a signing yet, but I would be amazed if they didn't bring in some significant signings.

"They have been thereabouts the last two years and they have a quality manager who the players seem to rate, even rave about. That makes them play for him, lifts them up a level and I think they have the basis of a squad that will be around the top four again.

"But they have actually made a couple of questionable signings in recent years."

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