According to The Independent Mauricio Pochettino will have a budget of at least £120m to upgrade his squad in the summer, as he primarily seeks players in central defence and attacking positions.
That article adds that the amount will likely be boosted by the possible sale of Toby Alderweireld, creating that need for another centre-half, however Pochettino’s plans are already set and in motion.
Newcastle United’s Jamaal Lascelles and Ajax’s 18-year-old Matthijs de Ligt – a former teammate of Davinson Sanchez – have particularly impressed the Spurs hierarchy and Pochettino also wants to give more unpredictability and depth to his attack, with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha a long-time target.
The article goes on to say that the impending relegation of West Brom could also provide opportunities for deals as Northern Ireland captain. Jonny Evans is set to leave for a cut-price deal, and Pochettino has previously worked with Jay Rodriguez at Southampton. The latter’s injury record may be an issue, however.
It goes on to say that the club are said to be relaxed about Mousa Dembele’s contract situation and the midfield position, and there remains the possibility that he will extend for another year although China is also an option.
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