Journalist reveals what level of investment Mourinho wants to challenge next season

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Jose Mourinho is confident that Tottenham Hotspur only need a modest amount of investment this summer in order to compete with their big-spending rivals next season.

With the transfer window now open, Spurs are unsurprisingly being linked with scores of names across Europe.

Multiple reports have suggested that the North Londoners will look to complete bargain deals this summer due to the financial impact of the pandemic (Mirror).

After Tottenham’s draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday, Mourinho seemed confident that the club will do what is necessary to strengthen the squad this summer.

Gold has now claimed that the Lilywhites may look to target four or five new signings for relatively modest fees this season.

When asked how many signings Tottenham need this summer, he said: “I reckon four, perhaps five, depending on outgoings, but it won’t be big money spent. Far from it.

“Mourinho feels he can compete without spending the money others will. I guess Pochettino competed and didn’t spend much. Mourinho will believe he can do better.”

The journalist also stated the various areas of the squad that the club will be looking to strengthen ahead of next season.

Gold added: “I think Spurs need a new right-back, defensive midfielder, another playmaker and a striker.

“There’s also a decision to be made over whether Mourinho needs a new experienced British third goalkeeper or believes Austin or Whiteman can step up.

“They have been looking at Kim Min-jae as a young centre-back recruit but that depends on the price as it’s not a priority signing with the numbers at centre-back, more an opportunity to get a young prospect in.”

Spurs Web Opinion

The noises coming from Jose seems to be that he and the club’s transfer committee are on the same page. While we are not going to invest anywhere near the same amount in the squad as some of our direct rivals, I would argue that we do not need as many reinforcements as the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea do in order to compete.

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