Paul Robinson has claimed Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho will already have an “agreement” in place about Tottenham January spending plans.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and Leeds goalkeeper insisted discussions are certain to have resulted in a pre-January compromise between the chairman and manager over transfers.
Mourinho has made a big impact since being appointed Tottenham manager last month in what was a shock move by Levy.
Robinson is convinced extensive talks will have taken place as the Londoners lay the foundations for January business.
Asked by Football Insider about what Tottenham will do in the January transfer market, Robinson said: “There’s obviously been a conversation between chairman and manager because we’re talking about a manager who historically spends millions and buys world-class, ready-made players.
“The ethos at Tottenham is to develop players and it has been for any length of time, so by appointing Mourinho they’ve gone completely against the way that they normally do things at Spurs.
“Chairman and manager must have had a conversation about what’s available to spend in January.
“Mourinho is one of the best footballing brains in the world, he will know that Tottenham squad inside out and he will have looked at it from the outside and he will know, before he was even the manager, before it was even a possibility for him to be the manager, he would have had an idea how he would have strengthened that side and made it better going into the January window.
“He will have already earmarked what he wants and the agreement is probably already made as to how much he’s allowed to spend.”
Tottenham did not sign anyone in the last January window, although they did secure a major capture in the previous one.
Lucas Moura arrived from Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of around £25million in the first window of 2018.
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