By Richard Parks
Jamie Redknapp has revealed in the Daily Mail that he expects Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose to quit Tottenham in the coming weeks.
The former Spurs midfielder and high-profile pundit predicted transfer window pain for followers of the club and called on the money men to back manager Mauricio Pochettino with funds or face trouble in the coming years.
Tottenham ended the season in third following a final day 5-4 win against Leicester City but Redknapp explained how the hard work begins now.
“It’s also a pivotal summer for Tottenham,” he wrote in the Mail. “Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose — all key men in the last three years — could be heading for the exit. As West Ham and Arsenal have shown, moving to a new stadium is not always easy.
“Spurs are not on the same playing field financially as Manchester City but they will have to spend to keep competing with the best.”
Football Insider verdict:
It is hard to disagree with Redknapp’s assertion that money men Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy must throw caution to the wind and back Pochettino properly in the forthcoming window. The Argentine has delivered a few hints of late that he is not entirely happy with the frugal policy in place at White Hart Lane, as the club watch the pennies and save for the jawdropping cost of the new stadium. If Spurs were to lose Alderweireld, Rose and Dembele, they would be expected to coin in over £100million for three proven and experienced Premier League players who have each been as good as anyone in their position in the division in the last three seasons. There is a sense that Tottenham are at a crossroads this summer, and the path they take will have huge repercussions for years to come. Ultimately, any club that keeps on selling their best players will eventually become a cropper. Just ask Southampton.
In other Tottenham news, it has been revealed by a club insider that Spurs are working on sensational deals to sign dazzling duo, and the arrival of a WORLD-CLASS player who would light up the new stadium is also on the cards.