Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker explained in a discussion for Breathe Sport what he sees as a ‘good thing’ for his old club in the transfer market this summer.
Lineker explained that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be the man who has the final say over major transfer deals and not Technical Director Franco Baldini.
Baldini has overseen several transfer deals for the club in the recent past, but it’s important Pochettino signs players he feels can take the club forward, based on what he’s learnt about Tottenham after his first season in charge.
“I'm not sure if it's been made public yet but Pochettino is the one who is going to get the say and not Baldini and that’s the good thing for Spurs,” he said.
It’s definitely a positive move for the club and Pochettino can’t have any excuses if anyone he signs for the rest of the summer, struggles to make an impact at the club.
Tottenham have already boosted their defensive ranks with a move for Kevin Wimmer and they will continue to press for Pochettino’s other targets in different positions.
Pochettino will be under a slightly different type of pressure next season, as Spurs continue their pursuit of the Holy Grail which is a top four finish in the Premier League.
If Daniel Levy has spent big cash backing his manager over the summer, he’s going to get a little bit twitchier if it looks as though it’s going to be the same old story for Tottenham in pursuit of that aim.