There had been whispers of austerity in relation to Tottenham transfers this summer.
After spending so much money at the end of the last campaign, with mixed results, some believed that Tottenham wouldn’t be making huge investments in this transfer window.
But we don’t need to point out that virtually all of the money spent last summer was from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
You would also imagine that, on taking the job, Mauricio Pochettino would have sought assurances that he would have money to spend in order to mould the Tottenham squad to his liking.
And the latest speculation suggests that Tottenham are indeed set to spend a lot of money. We believe that a holding midfielder and striker should be the priorities for Tottenham now and the new boss seems to concur, if reports are to be believed. The Express says:
TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to heap more misery on former club Southampton with a £50million raid for Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez.
The suggestion from many areas of the media today is that Arsenal target Schneiderlin would prefer a move to Tottenham, to team up with his old boss.
As we reported yesterday, we think that he would be an excellent addition to the midfield, at once solidify and quickening it up.
As for Rodriguez, you do feel that a move is imminent for the player this summer. He’s been linked to several major clubs already and Tottenham may feel that they have the upper hand, again due to the new coach.
Tottenham may also be able to offer stronger assurances about game time for the lad as their front line is in serious need of rejuvenation.
Let’s take a look at Rodriguez in action. Tottenham fans: is Rodriguez a first eleven player?