Pundit claims that £100m transfer budget will do little for Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

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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5 COMMENTS

  1. Charlie Nicholas is a simpleton with very little good to say about THFC anyway. I look at teams who have not spent that sort of money yet surprised everyone with their play, teams such as Wolves and Leicester. With a reported £100m war chest, Spurs can bring in more than decent players to add to the squad. Why do they have to sell their best players? If Eriksen wants to leave then sell him for the best possible price at the end of the season. He’s been a waste of space this season in my eyes and flattered to deceive. He’s not irreplaceable.

  2. How much did the Ajax team cost then – around 50M less 40M they got from selling Sanchez to Spurs – and a bunch of players from their academy! I don’t understand this constant barking from pundits (Who cares what Charlie thinks anyway?!!) about MUST spend 100M or more to succeed? All bollocks.

  3. How much did the Ajax team cost then? – around 50M less 40M they got from selling Sanchez to Spurs – and a bunch of players from their academy! I don’t understand this constant barking from pundits (Who cares what Charlie thinks anyway?!!) about MUST spend 100M or more to succeed? All bollocks.

  4. What does Charlie know ,nothing, never managed a club,ex goner,grudge against spurs,£100m at arsenal would be nothing as well ,but no mention about them ,just an old goner moaning ,about spurs

  5. Charlie Nicholas is not taking into account the fact that with potentially £125m coming in if we do sell Toby and Eriksen, the budget will be nearer £200m. Add on the fact that Daniel Levy gets a good deal for players who no longer fit and money will go further. I think he is confusing us with Woolwich who overpaid in fees and salaries, then let their best players go for washers.

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