By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Thierry Henry is convinced Tottenham will be able to lure some big-name signings to the club in the coming transfer windows.
The Arsenal legend believes the revenues generated by the club’s new 61,000-capacity stadium and the lure of London will be an “attractive proposition” for the world’s elite.
Spurs have operated a cautious transfer market strategy in the last two years under Mauricio Pochettino as they have put their faith mainly in youth while funding the new ground, which is being built adjacent to White Hart Lane.
But that policy is likely to change in the future when the stadium will generate far greater matchday revenues than the current 36,000-capacity ground and provide the opportunity for greater investment in the playing squad.
“With a new stadium on the horizon and the lure of living in London, Spurs could soon become an attractive proposition for big-name signings,” wrote Henry in his Sun column, while also praising the recruitment that has taken place in recent years.
“Tottenham’s scouting team has also done an excellent job, bringing in players such as Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier in under-the-radar deals. It was also vital for them to keep Harry Kane after the season he had last season.”
Spurs have punched above their weight to challenge for this season’s Premier League title and still retain hopes of overhauling Leicester in the final three matches.
Following Leicester’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday, Tottenham head to Chelsea on Monday night knowing they must win to narrow the lead to five points and keep their title hopes alive ahead of the final two weekends of the campaign.
In other Tottenham news, Henry has outlined two things Spurs must do if they are to win the title next season