“They will bring players in” – Former Spurs manager expects activity in the summer

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have not added a single player to their squad in the last two transfer windows. However, with next season being Tottenham’s first full season at the new 62,062 capacity stadium, the club are expected to invest heavily in the squad in the summer.

Former Tottenham manager Keith Burkinshaw has weighed in on the new stadium and what the club needs to do to in order to contest for trophies.

Burkinshaw, who is one of the most successful managers Tottenham has ever had winning two FA Cup’s and a UEFA Cup during his time at the club, has said that the new stadium will help Tottenham spend more on players.

Speaking to Love Sport Radio, the 83-year-old said, “[The stadium] is such a massive place and they’ve got so much going on there that the money coming into the club is going to be much, much more.

“Of course with that money I suppose then they will bring players in. After saying that I do think that we have got some good English players.

“In the past with the manager, he’s had four or five English players in. I think we’ve got to keep looking at that, because they are there.

“I saw Winks come on last night and that kid I think is a terrific player. For me he is one of the top players at Tottenham.”

Burkinshaw also said that the atmosphere generated at the new stadium will massively lift the Spurs players and that the team just needs a couple of additions in order to compete for honours.

He added, “They have everything going for them. They have got 60-odd thousand people absolutely barmy about them.

“I think it’s exceptional what they have got going there. Let’s face it if you’ve got that backing – the noise was unbelievable yesterday – it must lift the players surely.

“The only time that they’ll be able to do that is if they did get one or two more players in from wherever and I think then they could do that.”

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