Tottenham Hotspur came within 90 minutes of being crowned as champions of Europe last season when they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino has previously called for the club to change the way they operate if they wish to try and compete and challenge for trophies (Sky Sports) after failing to sign any new players in the last two transfer windows.
The Evening Standard report that the Spurs boss is set to be handed a ‘modest’ transfer budget compared to the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and the other free-spending sides in the top six of the Premier League.
Chairman Daniel Levy has stated several times the construction of Tottenham’s new 62,062-seat stadium will not directly affect the club’s transfer policy, despite delays and spiralling costs (Sky Sports) however, the Standard report that the new arena will affect Pochettino’s plans.
He will have to make do with any money generated from the sale of players and removing the likes of Michel Vorm and potentially Fernando Llorente off the salary bill.
Spurs are said to have generated around £90million from their Champions League campaign and it remains to be seen how much of this money will be given to Pochettino to improve his squad.
If Pochettino is one again not supported adequately by Levy in the transfer market it could prove to be a catalyst for the manager to re-think his future at the club. The chairman has to back the boss to bring in the players we need, otherwise, it will just be another ‘nearly’ dawn of something special in N17.
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