The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has claimed that Daniel Levy may decide to wait until Tottenham have secured their place in the group stages of the Europa League before sanctioning moves for the club’s summer targets.
Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in five seasons came as a big financial blow to the side, especially with the losses projected as a result of the pandemic (BBC Sport).
Tottenham managed to sneak into the Europa League courtesy of their sixth-place finish on the last day of the Premier League season, which at least guaranteed the club a certain amount of income through the additional gate receipts and potential prize money (Athletic).
However, Arsenal subsequently beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final which now means that the Lilywhites will have to navigate three qualification games to seal their place in the group stages of the competition.
Kilpatrick has now taken to social media to suggest that the North Londoners could wait until their place in the Europa League and the additional funds that come with it are secured, before giving the green light to make moves for the club’s targets
#thfc A potential pitfall of qualifying is that Spurs will not know if they’re in the EL group stage – and therefore in the money – until October 1, which raises the possibilty that some/most of their transfer business could be left late.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) August 2, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Based on recent reports, it does seem like we might not be seeing stadiums filled to capacity for a while to come. This means that Europa League games might not bring in the matchday revenue that they were expected to. The reward money for going to the latter stages of the competition and even winning it, is not substantial enough to have a big impact on our transfer activity this summer.
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