Tottenham Hotspur will have to fund any possible big-money signings in the summer with player sales as the club is struggling financially, a source within the club has revealed to Football Insider.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has told manager Jose Mourinho that he should consider selling senior stars if he wants money to splash in the transfer market in the summer.
Tottenham manager Mourinho joined the club last November and is eager to build a side that suits his ideas but faces an empty war chest.
Senior members of the squad such as Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, and Serge Aurier may be sold in the upcoming transfer window to generate cash along with youngster Kyle Walker-Peters.
Tottenham will also focus on loan deals, free transfers, and bargain prices in order to rebuild a side which has stuttered through this campaign.
PSG captain Thiago Silva is a prospect after it was announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the Champions League season in August.
Silva’s teammate Thomas Meunier is also on Spurs’ radar along with fellow Ligue 1 star Benoit Badiashile from Monaco as they look to take advantage of the knockdown prices of the French market.
Mourinho may also pursue a deal for personal favourite Willian who is out of contract at Chelsea at the end of the season along with Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser who faces a similar situation.
Spurs are also willing to listen to offers for the likes of Erik Lamela to relieve some of the financial pressure which caused them to borrow £175m from the Bank of England to get through the reduced income phase caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mourinho is now faced with a problem that he hasn’t encountered frequently in his career with the Portuguese having spent big in nearly all his previous appointments.
It will be interesting to see how Levy and Mourinho navigate through this period and build a squad that can challenge for major titles in coming years.