Report: Levy gives Pochettino the green light to spend £80millin

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31st January 2018 was the last time which Tottenham Hotspur dipped into the transfer market when they signed Lucas Moura from PSG for £33.5m (BBC).

Two transfer windows have since come and gone without any fresh faces arriving in North London, however, this summer is expected to be different.

The Sun report that chairman Daniel Levy has given Mauricio Pochettino permission to strengthen his squad following the Champions League final and could be set to offer a fellow Premier League club £80million to part with two of their star players.

Spurs are said to be keen on Bournemouth pair David Brooks and Callum Wilson as part of Pochettino’s plans to take the club to the next level.

Brooks has been the subject of interest from Spurs since his days at Sheffield United (Express) but missed out when he joined the Cherries for just £11.5million (Sky Sports) last July.

Pochettino has also identified Wilson to provide competition and cover for his England team-mate Harry Kane.

Spurs are set to test Bournemouth’s resolve with a bid of £40milion per player.


Brooks has been one of the Premier League’s most impressive young players this season and would certainly fit into Mauricio Pochettino’s style of play.  

Wilson’s return of 14 Premier League goals this season would certainly help to share the goalscoring burden in North London with Kane.  

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  1. If £80m is all Poch gets to spend on this chronically neglected squad, he won’t be here come August. Deep down I’ve been fearing he’ll go for months, and stuff like this just makes me more resigned to losing him. That said, if Poch actually wants to spend a small fortune on Wilson, then perhaps it’s no surprise he’s been given so little cash. Brookes is worth a punt, but would be another of those ‘potential future star’ signings – I’m all for that kind of transfer planning, but we also need players for the here and now. We somehow make it to a Champions League final, with all the wealth and kudos that comes with it, and the kind of player we hope to attract is Wilson, a 27-year-old utterly non-prolific striker with two very serious knee injuries in his recent past. My only hope is that this story, like so many others, is simply not true.

  2. It will never happen. Brooks does not have the work rate and bravery in him. Wilson will never be second fiddle. He wants to usurp Kane in the England squad. So forget this stupid rumour.


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