Jose Mourinho has revealed that he expects this summer’s transfer window to be completely different to previous seasons.
The economic impact of the pandemic still looms large over various clubs around Europe, with matchday, commercial and broadcast revenue taking a hit.
This summer is shaping up to be a pivotal one for Tottenham, with the squad seeming to be at somewhat of a crossroads.
Several fringe players have been linked with moves away from club but it remains to be seen whether the North Londoners would be able to get decent value for the players who are deemed surplus to requirements.
Mourinho admitted that it is a conversation that he has had with the club’s hierarchy.
When asked if several of his players are playing for their futures at the club, the Spurs boss told Football.London: “We are much more focused on the now than what is next. Of course I have an idea.
“Of course we share our ideas. When I say ‘we’ I say myself and the structure including obviously the boss.
“So we know what we want, but at the same time we can all expect a strange summer. I believe that it is going to be a bit strange in the sense of a different transfer window than in previous seasons, but in this moment I don’t think it is about anyone fighting for his future.
“I think it is about everyone fighting for the points we need to finish the season the best that we can.”
Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a move away from the club.
Some reports have suggested that no club is likely to be able to afford Tottenham’s valuation of the striker this summer and Mourinho has now hinted that he expects the 27-year-old to stay as he still has three years left on his contract with the club.
When asked whether the England captain has spoken to him about leaving the club, Mourinho responded: “No. He works so well every day. He is such a professional, committed with the team, performing well.
“I’ve nothing to speak with him [about].”Three years of his contract [remaining]. I have nothing to speak with him about.
“Unless he wants to speak with me about it and until now he never approached me in relation to anything.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Alasdair Gold has indicated that Tottenham have to sell some of their fringe players to raise funds for their summer targets. So, I believe the biggest challenge in the summer would be to get decent value in the current market for the likes of Winks and Sanchez.
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