By Noel Whelan

21st Mar, 2020 | 11:00am

Exclusive: Ex-striker suggests Mourinho reaction to stunning Tottenham reveal

Noel Whelan claims that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will be demanding transfer funds from Daniel Levy after the club’s healthy financial results.

The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes there could be a battle of wills between the two senior figures this summer.

Spurs published their financial records for 2018 to 2019 on Wednesday, revealing a £68.6million post-tax profit.

Analysis by Football Insider has revealed how the blockbuster windfall stands up to their rivals’ numbers and how Tottenham have now secured three of the five biggest pre-tax profits ever secured by Premier League clubs.

Whelan believes that the healthy profit made by Spurs means Mourinho will be expecting cash to splash in the summer transfer window.

“He’ll be asking for money, absolutely, when does he not ask for money, Jose?” Whelan told Football Insider.

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“We know that Daniel Levy is stringent with the money, he has a level he will go to and very rarely will he go over that. Jose’s got to be very clever with his signings.

“We spoke about Willian, on a free from Chelsea – that would be a fantastic signing I think, really quality, still got the quality you need, even at that age. Maybe that’s something that frees up money elsewhere to buy another player, to add to the quality of the side.” 

Spurs signed Steven Bergwijn and brought Gedson Fernandes in on loan during the January transfer window, while they sold Christian Eriksen and Victor Wanyama.

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

In other Tottenham news, it can be REVEALED that Mourinho has told friends 29-year-old won’t ever play for Spurs again.