Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at some of his Premier League rivals’ flaunting of financial fair play rules but stated he knows ‘exactly’ what he wants in the summer window.
Spurs are going through a difficult campaign where they will miss out on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
As things stand, Tottenham are placed in seventh position of the Premier League table with 55 points after 36 matches, a point-behind sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Spurs have been linked with plenty of new players as the summer transfer window approaches, but are facing difficulties due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which will exert financial constraints.
Mourinho was quoted by English publication Guardian where he took a dig at rivals Manchester City and also highlighted the problems faced by Tottenham in the upcoming transfer window.
“For some clubs it is easy,” said Mourinho.
“You just break the rules, you forget the financial fair play, you spend what you want and you get the good players. Easy.
“For some other clubs, it’s more difficult. You want to follow the rules. You don’t want to be seen with the eyes of breaking the rules and not playing a fair competition and for this profile of club the situation is more complicated.”
The Tottenham manager also revealed that his staff will be working on signings where the club can work smartly to land good players.
“The most important thing is to be realistic,” Mourinho added.
“It’s to analyse the market opportunities, to analyse the clubs that are willing to sell, to analyse the player that is in the end of his contract or the last year of his contract and where the club is ready to try to have some kind of creative deals.
“I know exactly what I would like and how to be realistic so no problems at all.”
Tottenham fans have long been frustrated by Daniel Levy’s frugal approach in the transfer market and given the fact that the club are paying off their new stadium, can expect another window of thrifty operating.
Spurs need reinforcements to compete for a place in the Premier League’s top four next season or to challenge for domestic silverware.