Tottenham Hotspur have broken all kind of Premier League records this season regarding transfers, or lack thereof, as the club have now gone around 15 months without purchasing any new players.
The last player Spurs brought in was Lucas Moura from PSG way back in January 2018.
However, after all but securing Champions League football for next season and qualifying for their first ever semi-final in the competition this year, The Daily Mail and Sun have reported that Pochettino would be given £100m to spend in the summer.
Spurs fans may be excited at the prospect of finally seeing some new faces around the club, but they will also be determined to keep the current stars.
Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld both enter the final years of their contracts at the end of this season, and Spurs may be put under pressure to sell up when the window opens.
Sky Sports pundit, Charlie Nicholas, claims that £100m won’t go very far for Spurs in the current market, especially if first team players are on the way out.
He said (Gillette Soccer Saturday – Sky Sports News – May 4, 2019, 12:18 pm): “You can go for full-backs these days, one of them is £50m. It might get you two top players.
“Now the issue will be, can they keep Eriksen? Will Kane want to stay? Will Dele want to stay? Alderweireld sounds as if he is probably going to be leaving.
“If he is saying that he will get £100m, but three top players could be moving out, that doesn’t get you a very good return.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
While I agree that a successful transfer window depends on keeping Tottenham’s best players, I disagree with Nicholas’ comments about the reported £100m. If this transfer budget is cash in hand, and not dependant on player sales, then it could be an extremely positive move for Spurs. If the likes of Janssen, Nkoudou, Wanyama, Trippier, and co are sold in the summer, this will only raise extra money to add to that pot. Spurs should be aiming to bring in two big players, as well as a few squad players to increase depth.
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