Journalist reveals the three positions in which Spurs are prioritising summer signings

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Sky Sports’ Paul Gilmour has revealed that Tottenham have prioritised additions in three different areas of the pitch this summer, although a striker is not one of them.

The club’s failure to sign a striker in the January transfer window ended up costing them dearly as the Lilywhites struggled to score goals and pick up wins with both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min out injured.

It was reported that singing a backup striker was among Mourinho’s priorities when the transfer market reopened in the summer (Bild).

The likes of Victor Oshimer (Sky Sports), Olivier Giroud (TEAMtalk), Vedat Muriqi (Fanatik), and Luka Jovic (Daily Star) have all been linked with a move to North London.

However, the financial impact of the coronavirus may dent Tottenham’s ability to spend big this summer, with the Telegraph claiming that Jose Mourinho will be handed a budget of just £50 million if the Lilywhites fail to qualify for the Champions League.

While Gilmour didn’t rule out the possibility of the club signing a backup striker, he revealed that Tottenham’s priorities when the market opens are to sign a centre-back, right-back, and a central defensive midfielder.

Spurs Web Opinion

I absolutely believe that a defensive midfielder should be at the top of our priorities this summer. We desperately lacked a ball winner in midfield this season, which is why our defence was left exposed on many occasions. Having said that, I would be extremely disappointed if the club doesn’t bring in a striker, at least on loan. Kane has been injured in each of his last three seasons and if we don’t sign a back up this summer, we will have learned nothing from our mistake in January.

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