A blockbuster Tottenham player sale is “inevitable” this summer even if the team secure a place in next season’s Champions League, Football Insider has been told.
Chairman Daniel Levy predicted when the last annual report was published in November that Spurs will lose an “irrecoverable” £150million this season if the stadium remains shut to fans.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that fans should be prepared for at least one big-money sale in the next window irrespective of whether the club finish in the top four and secure a place in the lucrative Champions League.
Supporters will be praying it will not be either of the club’s two prize assets and star players, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Other big-name exits such as Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris would be less controversial but also generate significantly less money.
Like many elite clubs who have posted horrific losses, Tottenham are suffering badly.
With lockdown restrictions firmly in place, the bleak prospect of no fans for the rest of the campaign is looking increasingly likely.
This comes after Spurs already announced a whopping £63.9m loss in their most recent set of financial results.
That was Tottenham’s first loss since 2012 and profits have surged in the subsequent period.
Broadcasting, commercial and matchday revenues have rocketed at the club over the last nine years, but player sales have also had a big impact on the healthy profits.
In the five years up to 2019 Tottenham made £172m in profit from player sales.
However, following the 2019-20 exits of Kieran Trippier and Christian Eriksen, the biggest earning departure in the last two windows was Kyle Walker-Peters’ transfer to Southampton last summer.