Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has pinpointed Tottenham Hotspur's signings as one of the reasons for their failures to convert their recent draws into wins. The north London club are without a win in the last five matches played in all competitions, which includes four draws and a defeat.
In the Premier League, they have settled for a point in five of their 10 matches played so far in the 2016/17 season. Mauricio Pochettino signed Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou in the last summer transfer window.
Ferdinand has admitted that Tottenham's four signings do not scare him, but admitted the former Southampton man has been the only new addition that has impressed him at White Hart Lane. He also admitted that Pochettino's side have become predictable, which is another reason for their dip in form.
"Tottenham are not winning enough games this season and one of the reasons why is the signings they made in the summer," Ferdinand told the Evening Standard.
"The club spent £68million on Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou. It is still early in their careers at Spurs and they obviously have talent. But if I was at a rival club, none of those buys would have scared me.
"When I was at Manchester United, the players always responded far better and raised their game when a big player came in. The kind of signing that makes everyone sit up and go 'woah'.
"We had a team that was used to winning for many years and it was a case of adding a few diamonds to it.
"Tottenham are obviously not in the same situation as Manchester United were back then. They still need to find a way to win trophies, as well as working out a way of adding players to improve the team.
"But of the four they bought, only Wanyama has made a real impact on the side. He has started very well, yet the others haven't really added to the team in terms of goals or performances. I'm sure that is a frustration for Mauricio Pochettino at the moment. Tottenham are drawing too many games and I believe they have just become a bit too predictable."
Pochettino has been without the services of Harry Kane as the striker was on the sidelines with an ankle injury and has not featured for his side's 1-0 win over Sunderland in September. He is edging closer towards returning to the pitch and Ferdinand claims Kane's return from injury will be as good as a new signing for Tottenham.
"I think Harry Kane will feel like a new signing when he returns from an ankle injury. Spurs just lack a bit of the magic that he can provide. Kane has an ability to do something out of nothing, like with that goal from a ridiculous angle against Arsenal last season," he added.