BBC: Tottenham vulnerable to losing these four players after grandstand finish
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are vulnerable to losing their star players this summer as Europe’s richest clubs prepare to flex their muscles in the summer transfer market, according to a report.
BBC Sport claim on their website in an appraisal of Spurs’ Premier League campaign that a grandstand finish to the season “will only have further enticed any interested parties”.
Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are named as four top performers who could be lured away by more affluent clubs.
This comes after manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham are unable to compete in the transfer market with those clubs offering industry-high salaries.
There has been much talk that chairman Daniel Levy’s strict wage ceiling at White Hart Lane is a barrier to the team building on their stunning transformation over the last two years.
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Spurs rounded off a remarkable finish to the Premier League season when they demolished Hull City 7-1 on Sunday, three days after hammering Leicester 6-1.
In total, Pochettino’s side won 12 of their last 13 league games of the campaign, with the majority being secured by a comfortable margin.
Spurs accumulated 86 points in 2016-17, easily their highest of the Premier League era and which would have been enough to win the title in eight of the last 25 seasons.
But Chelsea were still able to win the league with three matches to spare and ended with a 93-point tally.