'Why not give it to Pochettino?' - Exclusive: Pundit rips into Levy after stunning Spurs reveal
Danny Mills has claimed Daniel Levy will be under pressure from fans to spend big over the next few transfer windows after Tottenham announced record annual revenue.
The former Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the financial pressures of the new stadium may prevent investment in the squad.
This month Spurs announced record revenue figures – of £460.7million – for the year ending June 30 2019.
It represents an £80million increase on 2018 – a year in which the club announced a world-record profit of £113million after tax.
Analysis by Football Insider has revealed how the Lilywhites have now secured three of the five biggest pre-tax profits ever secured by Premier League clubs.
Mills insisted the blockbuster windfall will not necessarily give Spurs increased money to spend on transfers with their £1billion new stadium still to pay off.
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“It is easy to say they have made a lot of money but they still have to pay the stadium off,” he told Football Insider.
“They have not really made that much money. Where has all that money gone? If you have all of that money why are they not spending it on transfers and the squad? Why did they not give it to Mauricio Pochettino?
“Yes, Levy has done well in getting Tottenham to where they are financially but if they do not now spend, the fans will ask questions. They will want it invested in the team. There is another side, that is for sure. The fans will definitely be frustrated.”
The 2019/20 campaign marked Jose Mourinho’s sides’ first season in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs spent the past two seasons at Wembley having left White Hart Lane in 2017.
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