By Michael Brown

21st Mar, 2020 | 1:00pm

'He'll be speaking to Daniel Levy' - Exclusive: Michael Brown suggests Spurs transfer action

Michael Brown claims that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will be in constant talks with chairman Daniel Levy over the poor squad depth.

The former Spurs and Leeds United midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that a lack of quality options has been one of the Lilywhites’ biggest problems this season.

Injuries have hit Mourinho hard during the 2019/20 campaign, the Portuguese boss losing the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Steven Bergwijn.

The Lilywhites currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, four points off the European spots.

Brown believes that Spurs’ lack of quality in depth has been exposed and that Mourinho will be looking for promises from Levy to fix their blunders in the transfer window.

“Jose Mourinho is his own man, he will decide on what he wants,” Brown told Football Insider.

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“He will be speaking to Daniel Levy, I’m sure, to try and improve the squad. You can see that they’ve been left behind.

“The last period of time, recruitment could have gone a little better because the strength in depth is not there at the moment.” 

Spurs made two new signings during the January transfer window, bringing Gedson Fernandes in on loan and buying Steven Bergwijn, while they also turned Giovani Lo Celso’s loan permanent.

The splashed the cash last summer, signing Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele – the latter for a club-record fee.

In other Tottenham news, Kevin Phillips claims an important reveal is “like a new signing” for Mourinho and the north Londoners.