Report: Tottenham to offer big-money deal to secure top figure hunted by Euro giants
Tottenham are willing to offer manager Mauricio Pochettino a new contract in order to tie him down to the club and ward off the interest of Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to a report.
Mundo Deportivo claim on their website that the reigning Champions League champions are desperate to make the Argentinian boss the man who will take over from Zinedine Zidane in the Bernabeu dugout, having established himself as one of the world’s top coaches during his time in north London.
However it is said that despite having a contract until 2021, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is open to improving the terms of the 45-year-old’s current deal with a big-money offer to convince him to remain with the Lilywhites, as well as loosening the purse strings to secure some top signings to compete with Premier League rivals Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Real have already been in touch with representatives of the former Southampton boss and that he is tempted by a move to the Spanish capital, meaning Levy might face a fight to keep him with the club.
As well as Pochettino, it is stated that a quartet of the club’s stars – Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son – are all viewed as pivotal to Spurs’ future success and that Levy will look to “shield” them from any suitors.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a top-four side are eyeing up a swoop for a Spurs attacker after failing in a move for his teammate.