Ex-Spurs man claims club went ‘off-piste’ by signing Mourinho but he can be an asset

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Dom Le Roy

Reports over recent days have confirmed some Spurs fans’ worst fears concerning the potential transfer funds available to Jose Mourinho this summer.

Transfer expert Duncan Castles (Transfer Window Podcast), as well as a report in the Mirror, have both asserted that Tottenham will have no funds to spend this summer on new players and that Mourinho has been told to prioritise loan deals and bargain moves.

Former Tottenham midfielder, Michael Brown, feels that Mourinho is still a big enough pull for Tottenham to able to get some top players in.

If recent reports are to be believed, the Spurs boss has already begun working his magic.

He is said to have personally called both Thomas Meunier (ESPN) and Max Aarons (Soccer Link) about joining Spurs, while reports suggest he may contact his agent friend, Jorge Mendes, to assist in the acquisition of Raul Jimenez from Wolves (Soccer Link).

Brown felt that Daniel Levy appointed Mourinho to help deliver instant success in North London rather than to help plan for the long-term.

He thus claimed that he expected the Spurs boss to be backed in the transfer market but also insisted that the Portuguese coach’s presence in North London will help the club to attract players.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs star said: “They’ve probably gone a little bit off-piste regarding Jose Mourinho. He’s not that long-time, long-term planning type person. He’s someone who can maybe deliver a little bit quicker.

“It’s still an indifferent time at the moment, what signings are going to come in the door, that’s going to be the question.

“Mourinho, I still think he’s a pull, I do, I really think he’s a pull for transfers. I’m so interested to see how much he can pull out of Daniel’s pocket!”

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I believe Daniel Levy’s main plan while appointing Mourinho would have been to back him substantially in the transfer market. However, the coronavirus shutdown has probably destroyed the club’s summer plans. We will certainly be reliant on Mourinho to help get deals for the likes of Willian and Meunier over the line.

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