According to a report in the Express, Daniel Levy might not hand Jose Mourinho a big transfer budget in the summer should Tottenham fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Spurs currently sit seven points off Chelsea in fourth and, with just nine more games left to play in the season, the Lilywhites have their work cut out if they are to finish in the top four.
Previous reports indicated that Jose Mourinho was targeting a massive rebuild, addressing the backline as his priority (Football Insider).
However, a report in the Express now reveals that the Portuguese coach might be handed a small transfer kitty in the summer if Spurs miss out on Champions League football for the first time in five seasons.
It is asserted that the Spurs head coach may be forced to consider free agents in order to complete the rebuild on a budget. Olivier Giroud, Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Daniel Sturridge are suggested as possible targets for the Lilywhites.
Spurs Web Opinion
I don’t believe Jose would have agreed to take the Spurs job had Daniel Levy not promised him funds to rebuild the squad and so I expect funds to be made available. However, the economic collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic might affect clubs’ ability to spend big on players this summer.
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