Journalist reveals one detail Spurs are ‘concerned’ about ahead of transfer window

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Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are concerned about being able to meet the homegrown and foreign player criteria.

The Telegraph reported last week that Antonio Conte wants six new additions in this summer’s transfer window so  Spurs can compete in the Premier League and in Europe.

The report claimed the Italian wants to add a centre-back, a right wing-back, two midfielders, a forward and a reserve goalkeeper to the squad.

However, it was explained that the North Londoners might need to do most of their shopping in the domestic market as Spurs already have 16 foreign players in their squad, excluding Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil, with clubs only allowed to name a maximum of 17 for European competitions.

Bridge has now admitted that the issue is causing some worry at Spurs, particularly with the likes of Eric Dier and Ben Davies not considered homegrown in UEFA competitions.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “Tottenham are concerned about the homegrown situation because in Europe, Eric Dier and Ben Davies are non-homegrown. It’s crazy because Eric Dier trained in Portugal.”

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I do not expect any of Lo Celso, Ndombele and Gil to be part of the Spurs squad next season. Spurs should be able to find a buyer for Lo Celso and they will probably loan Ndombele out again if they are unable to find a buyer for the Frenchman.

Gil might prefer to extend his stay at Valencia to give himself the best chance of getting into the Spain squad for the Qatar World Cup. One would also expect the likes of Rodon, Emerson and Bergwijn to be sold, which would, in turn, free up more spots. So, the foreign player issue is not as big as it is being made out to be.

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