The financial uncertainty facing clubs at the moment due to the coronavirus shutdown has lead to some experts suggesting that transfer spend is likely to decrease considerably this summer (Transfer Window Podcast as relayed by The Express).
The crunch has affected Tottenham too, with the club recently announcing that they would be cutting 20% of the wages of 550 of their non-playing staff for April and May and that they had applied for the government furlough scheme where possible.
However, reports suggest that despite the club having put their recruitment department on hold, Spurs have already identified the positions which Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster (Football Insider) .
The Portuguese is potentially looking at a rebuild with as many as five players coming in.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has now explained which first-team stars are likely to have a long-term future in North London under Mourinho.
Among the first-team regulars, he claims that Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Steven Bergwijn, Ryan Sessegnon, Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min, and Harry Kane are all in the Portuguese coach’s plans.
However, it is suggested that it is only a matter of time before Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Erik Lamela, are moved on by the club.
Gold also suggests that Troy Parrot, Olivier Skipp, Gedson Fernandes and Malachi Fagan-Walcott are being groomed for the future by the Spurs boss while he looks to part company with Juan Foyth.
Spurs Web Opinion
Whatever our plans were initially for this summer, it would naive to think it wouldn’t change depending on how worse things get for clubs.
I do not expect us to spend more than £50 million this summer. I think Levy will look for bargain deals and those who are out of contract to help balance the books.
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