Tottenham are under pressure to make the top-four this season to avoid bpth financial and transfer issues in the summer, according to Noel Whelan. (Football Insider)
The former Leeds Unitd striker insists Spurs will struggle if they are unable to secure their fifth consecutive season in European football’s elite competition.
“I think transfers dictate on whether they’re in the Champions League as well. They’ve got to take that into consideration as well – if they’re not in the Champions League, they won’t be getting that money they need and command,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“Players, top-class players, won’t want to sign for Tottenham because they won’t be playing in the Champions League. They’ve had a double hit here – there’s a lot of pressure on them for the last nine games.”
Last week, Spurs announced they had taken a £175million loan as a means to balance the books following the effects of coronavirus which has reportedly left Spurs £200million out of pocket.
“The way things have turned around so quickly into a negative for Tottenham on the financial front is a huge blow and it might be a double one if they don’t reach that Champions League spot,” Whelan added.
As a result of the global pandemic, Jose Mourinho has insisted Spurs may have to rely on free transfers, loans and swap deals (Irish Mirror).
However, pundits incuding Michael Brown have already claimed that the Portuguese head coach he has already established his transfer targets (Football Insider).
Spurs restart their Premier League campaign with a visit from Manchester United on June 19.
The Lilywhites currently sit in eighth place, seven points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
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It does seem with our reported ‘limited’ transfer budget this summer, qualification for the Champions League is essential for us to make any noteworthy additions this summer. However, it is going to be a tough task with Chelsea seven points ahead.
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