Daniel Levy is going to have to make every single penny count for Tottenham Hotspur in the next transfer window.
Spurs are struggling financially due to the global health crisis and earlier this week, it was revealed that the club had taken a £175 million loan.
It’s a difficult situation for Tottenham because on the one hand they can’t afford to spend much. On the other, it’s imperative that they strengthen the team because missing out on Champions League revenue every year, after building a £1 billion stadium, would be detrimental.
The Lilywhites broke their transfer record on £63 million-rated Tanguy Ndombele last summer, but Levy might have to go back to finding bargains – and Kurt Zouma might represent a brilliant deal.
According to The Mirror, Chelsea will accept around £25 million for the Tottenham-linked defender, who came to prominence in West London during Jose Mourinho’s time there.
That’s a pretty big transfer fee these days, with every club around Europe struggling financially, but long term it could definitely represent a bargain for the North Londoners.
Zouma is only 25 and with Mourinho’s history of coaching centre-backs, turning them into bonafide stars, he could be worth a lot more in two or three years.
On a footballing level, it makes sense too because Juan Foyth is linked with a move away and Jan Vertonghen looks set to leave on a Bosman. In the near future, Mourinho might only have a 31-year-old Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez – who hasn’t been a mainstay under the Portuguese – as his only centre-half options.
Tottenham absolutely need another central defender, and £25 million for Zouma doesn’t look too shabby.