After what can be considered a mixed-bag of a season for Tottenham, attentions will have started to turn to the summer transfer window in the boardroom.
For some fans, the progress made on the European stage, with an unbeaten run in the group stages and a narrow knock out defeat to Juventus, will satiate their expectations, while others will note the lack of silverware and stagnation in domestic competitions and call the campaign a disappointment.
Whichever side of the fence a supporter might be on, they will all agree that the club need to continue investing heavily but wisely into the first team if they want to progress, with the responsibility of ensuring that happens falling firmly at the door of chairman Daniel Levy.
It is the head honcho who will sanction the deals and provide manager Mauricio Pochettino the funds to spend in summer, and considering the money set to come in from the Premier League and Champions League, fans might be expecting something special – a £100million spending spree exactly that.
However, Levy will be facing the fans’ fury if a report over how he is looking to fund such sensational spending is true.
The Mirror claim that Spurs are chasing Lazio duo Ciro Immobile and Sergey Milinkovic-Savic this summer after their impressive form in Italy, but a combined deal will cost over £100million, and that such moves will be made possible by the sale of existing Spurs stars.
Moussa Sissoko, Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama are some names mentioned as potential exits, and they will not have supporters too worried, but Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele may just have the Lilywhites’ faithful sweating.
The duo are two of Spurs’ best players and despite contractual issues with the centre back, keeping them would definitely be the club’s preferred course of action.
Furthermore, if they cannot find new clubs for their wantaway stars, then they may have to turn to more established figures to offload and bring in funds.
Fans know that Levy has the money coming in from the likes of TV deals, and while ridding themselves of deadwood is an acceptable way to fund future spending, selling top stars is not.
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