Mourinho opens up on summer transfer plans and hints at squad improvements

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho is confident that Tottenham Hotspur will be able to make a few additions in the transfer window this summer that will make them a better team next season.

Daniel Levy loosened his purse strings last summer as Spurs made a significant investment on the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Jack Clarke, and Ryan Sessegnon.

Reports indicate that the club are likely to be much more cautious this summer and look to complete bargain deals, due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (Mirror).

Mourinho has insisted that everybody at Tottenham is on the same page regarding what the club needs to do in the transfer market.

He told Football.London: “The targets are to what we can do. Internally we don’t have any contradictions, I am not asking for anything that cannot be done and the club is not promising anything that is going to affect the club as a whole, so we are balanced.

“We can all look to a neighbour and see he is buying and buying and buying and spending and spending and spending – but none of us have to react to that. We have to just follow our decisions and do what we can do.

“I try to be very organised, I give my written reports to the club. Of course, the final report of the season has already been done, I was not waiting for the last match. We discuss improving the squad and we go together in a way that is going to be possible to do.”

The 57-year-old hinted that Spurs do not necessarily need upgrades on their starting players in some areas but rather additions that would make the squad stronger as a whole.

He said: “Our objective is to keep our amazing players, those important in the structure of the team and try to improve the squad.

“Sometimes to improve the squad you are not even buying players who are coming to make a huge difference or coming to replace [Eri] Dier or somebody.

“No, sometimes a club can improve by giving a better balance to the squad. So we are very calm and our squad next season is going to be better than it was this season.”

Mourinho also appeared confident that the club would be able to do what they set out to this summer.

The Spurs head coach added: “Small changes, a big overhaul needs a lot of money involved. I don’t think there are many clubs ready to buy, buy, buy – the ones that are going to do is because they can do it with or without financial fair play.

“If they do it, it’s because they feel they can do it, we know what we can do and what is not possible to do.

“We don’t want to sell our important players and that immediately is a limitation because by not selling big players, you don’t have also big incomings so we are going to be very balanced but again the objective is to improve the squad and that I’m totally convinced we’re going to manage.”

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It sounds like Jose is on the same page as the club’s transfer committee and Daniel Levy as far as the club’s main targets are concerned. However, the way Levy goes about his transfer dealings could potentially end up frustrating the Spurs boss, just as it did Pochettino. Hopefully, we manage to get our hands on the players Jose wants.

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