Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker believes his old club could be facing an exodus unless they listen to Mauricio Pochettino’s demands.
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It has not really been the “Tottenham way” to splash the cash but, in a surprise change of tone, Pochettino after the final say victory over and other of Lineker’s old sides Leicester, he suggested his club need to change their policy this summer and “take risks”.
Lineker believes his former club are at a crossroads and need to listen to their manager.
“It’s a seminal moment and I have been saying that for some time,” he told Press Association Sport at the launch of the BBC’s World Cup coverage.
“They have got lots of big stars there and if they want to keep them and have a go then they need to invest a little bit and need to probably pay the wages they can get elsewhere”: he said
“Ultimately it doesn’t matter how loyal you are if the team isn’t successful and isn’t competing on the same wage level as you get elsewhere then you are ultimately going to lose the players and they will go elsewhere.
Lineker added: “I think Pochettino was right to say that and I think it is saying something about himself as well because if that ambition is not matched then I suspect he might depart and if he departs I can see some of the big stars following, so it’s a big moment for Tottenham, (chairman) Daniel Levy and the owners.”
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