Damien Comolli on Tottenham Hotspur returning to their old transfer policy

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Tottenham Hotspur plan to target players who will cost between £10-15 million in the summer transfer window.

Damien Comolli has told talkSPORT that he supports Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to target players in the region of £10-15 million.

A statement on the official website of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust last week announced the club’s decision not to spend lavishly in the summer transfer window.

THFC’s transfer comfort zone was with younger players around the £10-15m price range and they would look to return to that policy,” read the statement.

Tottenham’s former sporting director Comolli has now backed the club’s decision to return to their old policy and told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show last week: “To be honest with you, I never understood why they went away from that policy.

“When I joined the club in 2005, the message from the board was very clear: we want to get top four and we want young players through scouting network through the world, and then keep those young players together and build a team around them.

“It would also be of good value because at some point we would have to sell one or two to get the money and reinvest in the team.

“They lost their way, their culture, their value and their DNA in a way in the last two years, and I don’t know why. This is the perfect decision and is the right thing to do to go back to the basics.”

Over the last two years, Tottenham have signed some big-name players, such as Roberto Soldado from Valencia and Erik Lamela from AS Roma.

However, Spurs have yet to reap dividends from those moves, having failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League last season.

The North London outfit are likely to miss out on a top-four finish yet again this campaign, but hope springs eternal.

Tottenham are a big club, but they also need to be careful with their money and make the right signings in the summer.

The current Spurs team is good and youthful, with manager Mauricio Pochettino already making his impact at White Hart Lane.

What Tottenham need to do in the summer is sign the right type of players to fill the positions that Pochettino believes need strengthening.

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