“Joe Lewis is one of the richest men in the world” – Redknapp on Spurs’ title hopes

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho boldly declared in his first press conference as Tottenham manager back in November that the Lilywhites could challenge for the title next season (Football.London).

You can only presume that a string of poor results from the turn of the year would have dampened the Spurs boss’ early optimism.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even more difficult with reports indicating that Spurs are unlikely to have much money to invest into their squad this summer and will be heavily reliant on loan deals and free transfers (Mirror).

However, this has not appeared to affected Mourinho’s optimism when the 57-year-old reiterated his intention to win the Premier League title at Spurs in an interview with Sky Sports earlier this month.

One man who seems to agree with Mourinho that the Tottenham squad is not far off from potentially putting together a title tilt is former lilywhites boss Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp insisted that Spurs only need a couple of top additions to challenge for the title and urged owner Joe Lewis to spend big this summer to get the right players in.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the 73-year-old said: “Dele Alli, I love him, I think he’s top drawer. Him and Harry Kane up front, they’re full of quality, aren’t they?

“Son is an amazing player. So you’d expect them to push on, the stadium is unbelievable and the training ground is fantastic, so it’s all in place.

“They just need one or two good acquisitions to the team. Push the boat out, it’s not like they’re short of money.

“Joe Lewis is one of the richest men in the world and I’m sure that, if he wants to have a crack at it, then there’s no reason why they shouldn’t bring one or two top players in and try for the Premier League title.”

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Joe Lewis is not going to fund big-money moves for this summer given that he has never been inclined to do it in the past. We as a club have always been run self sustainably and there is no reason to believe that is going to change. While Redknapp is right that two or three world-class additions could take us to the level of Manchester City and Liverpool, it is clear that we cannot afford big-money moves this summer.

It will be much more challenging to close the gap with the top two while being reliant on free transfers and bargain deals. That is why I don’t expect us to be challenging next season unless all of our key players stay fit through the season.

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