According to The Telegraph Mauricio Pochettino will ask chairman Daniel Levy to sanction a £150million overhaul of his squad this summer.
Pochettino wants assurances that he will be given the funds to bring in the players he wants and the freedom to sell those he feels he can replace, as he tries to transform us into winners.
The article also states that he wants to be confident his star men will be offered contracts, ideally ahead of the World Cup, before recommitting his own long-term future to Spurs.
The article also claims that the Spurs hierarchy are keen for Pochettino to sign a new contract worth up to £8.5million-a-year, but it adds that the Argentine wants promises over the direction he can take the club before signing.
Pochettino has largely played by Levy’s remit and accepted the club cannot afford to compete with their top-four rivals, however, having clinched qualification to the Champions League for the third successive campaign , the article claims he wants to take the next step with the club and try to turn his squad into one that can win silverware.
Keeping the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris, who are all expected to be offered new contracts this summer is key to Pochettino’s plan and the article adds that he also wants bigger funds to invest in his squad and the go-ahead to sell anybody he believes he can replace.
It looks likely that Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele could all go and this leaving big holes to fill, while the article also adds that there are question marks over the futures of Victor Wanyama, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko.
The article claims Pochettino is a big fan of Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who he knows would cost upwards of £50m, while we are currently at the front of the queue of clubs chasing Ryan Sessegnon, who Fulham value at £50m.
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has been on Pochettino’s radar for some time and the article goes on to say we have been tracking midfielder Bryan Cristante, who has been on loan at Atlanta, and Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic.
Alderweireld is expected to depart, and Pochettino wants a new central defender and would like to rival the likes of Barcelona for Ajax’s 18-year-old Matthijs de Ligt wit Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles is seen as another option.
To get Pochettino’s targets this summer the article said it would require Levy to break Tottenham’s transfer record, which stands at £42m for Davinson Sanchez, several times over.
The article believes Pochettino is due to meet Levy this week adding that Tottenham’s billionaire owner Joe Lewis could also be part of the talks aimed at pushing the club into the next phase of his project ahead of the move into the new stadium.
The article concludes by saying whether or not Lewis is willing to bankroll Pochettino’s plan in the same summer we move into a new £850m stadium remains to be seen. An interesting summer awaits
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