Pundit brands Tottenham a 'laughing stock' as big-money Levy plot reported

Tottenham are a “laughing stock” given the amount of money wasted in recent years, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the reported pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino is the latest in a long list of financial blunders.

The Sun claim Daniel Levy is willing to pay PSG a substantial compensation fee to take Pochettino back to north London.

As revealed by Football Insider, Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff were put onto gardening leave in April before the Portugese joined Roma, while Pochettino continued to be paid by Tottenham before he headed to France.

BBC Sport report Tottenham’s funds were hit by Uefa sanctions for their role in the failed European Super League proposal.

Whelan ripped into the north Londoners for throwing money away.

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He insisted it would affect their transfer budget this summer.

“You’ve still got to pay to get Pochettino from PSG,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“You’re paying Mourinho his package for letting him go early. I mean, how much money do they really want to waste? Especially when they’ve got a fine for the breakaway to pay as well.

“It’s rattling up. This is taking away from their transfer budget. Now you’ve got to pay for him again.

“It just becomes a laughing stock at Tottenham, the amount of money they’ve wasted.

“He’s going to be coming into a Tottenham that’s not in the healthiest of positions.”

Tottenham finished seventh this season to qualify for the Europa Conference League.

Spurs sacked Pochettino in November 2019 and he joined PSG this January.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has lifted the lid on Tottenham financial mystery “nobody seems to know” about.