Date: 27th March 2021 at 1:30pm
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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking on a Facebook Live video to discuss all things Spurs related ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Spurs ended the 2020 summer transfer window with a net spend of just under -£87.5m across the eight players which were brought in to the club (via Transfermarkt).

Ahead of this summer’s transfer window, Gold pointed out one of Tottenham’s biggest flaws in their transfer business and admitted he can see a big name leaving this season.

He said: “Yeah, I mean, it’s going to be a fascinating summer I think, as we’ve said before, Spurs have got to sell to buy, essentially. (12:15)

“So never has there been more pressure on the way they do their business in terms of outgoings this year. And it’s been a big flaw for Tottenham, I think that’s been one of the biggest things.
“I wouldn’t say the recruitment has been the biggest hurdle that they’ve had to overcome. I think it’s getting rid of a bloated squad, and certainly the foreign player limit and then also boosting their funds in terms to provide the recruitment they want this summer more than ever. You know, I do think we’ll see at least one big departure.
“It’s gonna be the weirdest transfer window I think I think we’re gonna see probably all fees across the board lowered hugely.”

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Mourinho’s side currently sits in sixth place in the Premier League and just three points off Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea who occupy the fourth spot as both sides hope to secure Champions League football for next season (via Premier League).

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

Given the current economical struggles in football, Spurs are likely to be limited in what they can do this summer and as Gold stated they are going to have to offload players in order to buy this summer.

There have been reports that Hugo Lloris may depart this summer and although that would be a big name departure, it would not bring in a big fee. Dele Alli’s remains uncertain at the club and given his lack of form over the past two seasons it is not known whether a side will offer big money for the 24-year-old.

It will certainly be an interesting summer ahead for Spurs.

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