It is clear that the transfer window this summer is going to be different from any in recent memory. Experts have suggested that hardly any money is likely to be spent by Premier League clubs due to the financial impact of the coronavirus (Sky Sports).
Spurs will reportedly be one of the worst-hit clubs if the remainder of this season, as well as next season, is played behind closed doors due to their high matchday revenue (Football Insider).
Transfer expert, Duncan Castles, has suggested that Jose Mourinho will have no money to spend this summer (Transfer Window Podcast) while the Mirror have reported that the club are prioritising free transfers.
One way Spurs could strengthen without breaking the bank is by looking at younger players from lower league clubs.
Football.London’s Graham Ruthven has named five starlets from the Championship who the Lilywhites could potentially go after.
He names Derby County’s Jayden Bogle, Leeds United’s Ben White (who is on loan from Brighton), and Middlesbrough’s Nathan Wood has three options who can improve the Tottenham backline.
Meanwhile, QPR’s Eberechi Eze, who has been heavily linked with a move to North London (The Sun), and Middlesbrough midfielder Marcus Tavernier, have also been suggested as possible targets.
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A lot of Championship clubs are likely to be in desperate need for cash and so we could sign some of these players on bargain deals. However, I believe the club will look towards the French or the Portuguese market as there is a lot more value for money with young players from those countries. Whoever we sign, Jose will have to be mindful that the players coming in do not block the progress of the likes of Oliver Skipp, Troy Parrott, and Dennis Cirkin who have been in and around the first-team.
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