Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy has painted a clear picture of what he expects from his old side this summer.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT how much he feels his old club will have to spend in the transfer market this summer.
Murphy has suggested that the club’s chairman Daniel Levy needs to splash the case or the former Spurs player feels his old team are destined to miss out in their pursuit of the Champions League all over again next year.
“Unless Tottenham can find £70, 80 even £100 million, I don’t see them getting anywhere near that top four next season,” said Murphy.
Tottenham are a big club with the resources to be competitive in relation to the majority of deals they go after this summer.
Their chairman has run them from a strictly business point of view for a number of years, which means they can dip into the financial reserves if there is a player that manager Mauricio Pochettino feels he needs for next year.
However, because of Levy’s strict business policy at the club, he may feel as though players have to leave the club before others can come in.
That’s going to suck up time and place pressure on the club if some of the selling clubs of players they’re interested in are looking to do their business quickly and early.
Spurs showed when they used the Gareth Bale money that they are capable of long summers where they spend a lot of cash, but hopefully it will be used more wisely this time round.