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Sherwood: Tottenham and Arsenal recruitment has been terrible

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has slammed the transfer work of both Spurs and Arsenal.

Sherwood insists both clubs have been stockpiling "average foreign talent" over the years, which he claims has provided an unnecessary obstacle for talented youngsters trying to make it into the first team.

Speaking to MyBettingSites, Sherwood said: "Both teams' recruitment has been terrible. Both clubs are signing average foreign players that block up pathways to their academy players and I don't agree with that.

"It's not healthy. I can't remember the last time they signed a really good player. It's been so long. I can't really put my finger on any recent signings and say, 'yeah, he's been a brilliant signing'.

"Tottenham's best recent signing would be Son Heung-min, but you're going way back there. Hojbjerg is alright with the style Jose Mourinho wanted to play and certainly the way Nuno [Espirito Santo] wants to play, but for every half decent signing, you've probably got five not very good ones.

"Arsenal bring in the likes of Martin Odegaard, he's a good footballer, but you've already got Emile Smith Rowe in that area.

"They let Joe Willock go to Newcastle - and if Arsenal ever needed a player that was a goalscoring midfielder… Willock showed in a cameo role off the bench for Newcastle how effective he can be in the Premier League. I scratch my head when I look at both Arsenal and Tottenham's recruitment."

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