Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Tottenham Hotspur manager left a lot of people surprised given the asymmetry between the Portuguese’s history of continuously pushing for big-money signings and Daniel Levy’s conservative approach in the transfer market.
It was assumed that Mourinho had been given assurances about transfer spending with some reports even claiming that the 56-year-old had identified three players he wanted the club to bring in during January (The Independent).
However, a report in the Guardian has claimed that Mourinho has been informed by the club that he will not have any funds available to spend on new signings in the January transfer window.
It is suggested that the former Manchester Utd and Chelsea boss has been told that he has to work with the current squad until the end of the season and he was quite happy to do so as he rates Tottenham’s first team squad quite highly.
The report claims however that Mourinho sought assurances that Harry Kane would not be sold next summer and Levy was willing to provide him that guarantee.
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It is strange that Tottenham would not have any money to spend in January given we came extremely close to signing Paulo Dybala on a big-money move on transfer deadline day. Perhaps paying off Pochettino and his staff and giving Mourinho a bumper contract has diminished the club’s ability to fund a January overhaul.
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