Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has admitted that the club’s transfer plans will be disrupted if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“Daniel Levy (DL) responded that Spurs have a net base spend of £200m in the last four years on players but maintained there is little correlation between money spent and winning. It’s about making the right decisions” stated Levy according to the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters trust following a meeting between himself and them.
“Funds were ring-fenced for the summer, however not qualifying for the Champions League would have an impact all round.”
The amount of profit that the North Londoners generate will be significantly reduced if they fail to finish within the top five this season.
Levy is known to be one of the shrewdest negotiators in world football so Spurs fans have reason to be concerned.
Tottenham have been struggling for consistency in the league this season.
Spurs are currently in eighth position on the top-flight standings and have struggled for form since the injuries to Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane.
The Tottenham defence has been a weak-point for the Lilywhites this season and with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen past their best, as well as the departure of Christian Eriksen in January, it is widely believed that the club should make some big-money signings next summer.
Spurs did bring in Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn in during the January transfer window but a striker and defensive midfielder will be needed.
Kane, along with Son, cannot be expected to score the bulk of the goals for the side.
The former’s workload also needs to be carefully managed going forward considering that he is injury prone.
Whilst Lucas Moura and Son are capable of playing as makeshift strikers, Jose Mourinho needs to ideally look to bring in a specialist number nine to provide competition and support to Kane.
The decision to allow Fernando Llorente to leave last summer without bringing in a replacement looks to have been a mistake by Tottenham.
Spurs were eliminated from the Champions League on Tuesday night, suffering a 3-0 defeat away to Red Bull Leipzig.