The Sun have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could be about to end their pursuit of Brendan Rodgers after being scared away by the potential cost of around £70m for bringing him and his staff to the club.
With Julian Nagelsmann on his way to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and Erik Ten Hag signing a one-year contract extension with Ajax, Rodgers is rumoured to be Tottenham’s number one target.
However, previous reports had suggested that Spurs are aware that they face an uphill battle to land the Leicester City boss.
The Sun report that while Daniel Levy was initially confident of appointing Rodgers, the cost of doing so has caused the club hierarchy to rethink their plans.
It is said that the North Londoners would have to offer a four-year contract of £12.5m a year to Rodgers, compensation of around £20m to Leicester and would also have to shell out for the ex-Liverpool manager’s backroom staff, taking the total cost of appointing the Northern Irishman to around £70m.
The report claims that Tottenham have been unable to come up with such a package and could be about to end their pursuit of Rodgers.
Spurs Web Opinion
While Rodgers is clearly the outstanding candidate among the options that are left, I doubt we would be able to convince him to abandon the project he has at Leicester. I also do not see us shelling out big money in the current climate, especially with the rebuild which the squad requires in the upcoming transfer window.
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