Journalist tips Spurs to potentially break £54m club transfer record this summer

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Pete O’Rourke has backed Tottenham to break their record transfer this month by eclipsing the amount they shelled out for Tanguy Ndombele in 2019. 

Spurs have enjoyed a resurgence under Antonio Conte and will likely have one eye on next season despite remaining locked in a battle for a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Despite suffering defeat to Brighton last time out, a fourth-place finish in the Premier League is still up for grabs for the Lilywhites, who remain narrowly ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United with six games to go. 

Should Spurs end their two-year absence from the Champions League at the conclusion of the campaign, their potential status in the competition could pave the way for a spending spree upon the opening of the transfer window. 

The Telegraph report that Conte is thought to want six new players this summer – a centre-back, right wing-back, two midfielders, a forward and a backup goalkeeper – to build a squad capable of challenging on all fronts. 

And according to O’Rourke, the possibility of activity could lead to Spurs smashing the £54 million club record they paid to acquire Ndombele from Lyon two years ago (BBC Sport). 

He told GiveMeSport: “I think for Tottenham, for the right man and the right target, I’m sure they would look to maybe break that transfer record; Ndombele holds that record right now.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

There are a good few positions that Spurs need to strengthen this summer, but that does not necessarily mean they are going to spend crazy amounts on each one. 

Players nowadays do cost a lot more than previously so there is a chance they will get close to their own transfer record, but it does depend on the kind of profiles they are after. 

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