Pundit states why this summer is a ‘really scary’ time for Spurs fans

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Noel Whelan has said that Tottenham Hotspur find themselves at a crossroad this summer and could struggle to find quality replacements for the players they are going to lose.

Jose Mourinho’s position looks far from secure at the moment with Spurs still having plenty of work to do to finish in the top four.

If Mourinho does stay, reports suggest that there might be a big clear out in North London during the summer transfer window as the Portuguese coach tries to reshape the squad.

It has been revealed that Tottenham would have to sell players first in order to fund moves for their targets as the club continues to be in a precarious financial position due to the pandemic.

Whelan believes that there could potentially be a mass exodus from the club at the end of the season and questioned whether Spurs would be able to pay the kind of money it would take to sign quality replacements.

The former Coventry City forward told Football Insider: “It looks fairly worrying for Tottenham.

“When you think about the players who might not be there at the end of the season: Dele Alli, Harry Kane, (Heung-min) Son, Alderweireld.

“Where do you replace these players? It’s actually really scary as a Tottenham fan. They’ve got real problems at centre-half.

“Sanchez is not working and Dier has been very inconsistent. Alderweireld has been there as part of the furniture and fixings for a long, long time now.

“However, if you lose a big, big player like that, you’re going to have to pay millions. Millions of pounds.

“I’m not sure whether they can because they’re not going to entice players of that calibre.”

Spurs Web Opinion

What we do in this summer’s transfer window could potentially have a huge bearing on our fortunes for the next decade or so. Despite our struggles this season, we are still pretty strong in some areas and are only around three good signings away from being the top side. However, If we fail to strengthen sufficiently over the next couple of windows, I worry that we might slip further and further away from the top four.

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