It is no secret that player values may have tumbled considerably since the coronavirus pandemic (transfermarkt) and it could have a major impact on the transfer market.
Tottenham have already temporarily closed their recruitment department due to the financial cutback as a result of COVID-19 although it has been claimed that it should not have much of an impact on their plans for this summer (Daily Mail).
The Telegraph have claimed that Jose Mourinho could be handed a budget as low as £50million if the team fails to qualify for the Champions League, which certainly looks to be on the cards at the present.
The Lilywhites could instead have to scour the market for loan deals to fill the gaps in their squad and Football.London has claimed that three of Tottenham’s targets, Philippe Coutinho, Achraf Hakimi, and Luka Jovic, could be available on loan this summer.
They suggest that Barcelona could be forced to loan Coutinho out once again since no club is likely to be able to meet their asking price.
It is claimed that Real Madrid rate Hakimi and Jovic as ones for the future and will want them to get game time elsewhere as part of their development.
Spurs Web Opinion
I can’t see Daniel Levy sanctioning loan deals if they don’t come with an option to buy. I believe Coutinho will probably end up at Chelsea. Hakimi is the only one among the three that I believe is a possibility but I suspect Max Aarons would be our first preference for right-back.
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