Tottenham Hotspur are set to spend big this summer, with boss Mauricio Pochettino said to have a £200 million war chest at his disposal, according to reports.
Spurs fans have had to come to terms with failing to battle their on the pitch Premier League rivals off it regarding budget for some time, with their stringent budget making the Argentine manager’s job in north London ever more impressive.
However, according to the London Evening Standard, Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy will make a predicted £200m available for his 46-year-old coach after the highly desired tactician committed his future to the club by signing a five-year contract earlier in the week.
The report claims that the 56-year-old Essex-born businessman will offer Pochettino £100m as his summer transfer budget and reinvest any money made from the sale of players over the next two months.
It is claimed that Spurs have already earmarked a number of their squad who they wish to push out the door during the transfer window, with the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Fernando Llorente and Georges Kevin N’Koudou said to be listed, while Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama could also depart.
It is thought that with the money raised from the aforementioned sales, the north Londoners will be able to head into their new stadium next season packed full of fresh blood in their squad.
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha have all been touted as possible targets, with Pochettino eager to freshen up certain aspects of his side while maintaining his philosophy of youth.
If the Standard’s report is accurate, the Argentine will be afforded a much larger budget than in any of his previous transfer windows with the club since joining from Southampton in 2014.
Despite Spurs’ progression in recent years, their lack of tangible success is still an issue, and with extra funds comes greater pressure on the Lilywhites’ dugout – something that will need to be addressed over the coming campaign.