Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold admits Conte and Paratici will want further backing in January

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Alasdair Gold has claimed that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici will be asking Daniel Levy for more money in January to improve the Tottenham Hotspur first team.

Conte was certainly backed over the summer as Levy seemingly loosened the purse strings for the first time in a while at Tottenham, with eight new players arriving and over £150m being spent.

It appears to have paid off thus far, with Spurs sitting third in the Premier League having lost just once domestically, while they are also on course to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

However, Gold has claimed on his YouTube channel that Levy will have to spend again in January to please Conte and Paratici – particularly if Spurs maintain their position near the top of the table.

He said: “Let’s say Spurs sit in second or third. If they’re in that position going into the January transfer window, you can bet your bottom dollar that Conte and Paratici will be saying to Daniel Levy, now is when you invest, now is when you strengthen and we make sure you get not only Champions League football next season, but we really push on.

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“Because obviously the further you go in the Champions League, the more you’re going to think about it from a money perspective, but also just being able to go for it at the top of that table.”

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Levy may well turn around to Conte and Paratici and say that it is fine to spend more money, but players may have to be sold and moved on first, as they only managed to permanently get rid of two first-team players over the summer, which won’t have done much good to their finances.

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As Gold said, if Spurs are still in a similar position in January to where they are now and just a few points off the top of the league, there is surely no reason why Levy wouldn’t want to strengthen and have a shot at the Premier League and Champions League.

However, it isn’t as simple as just spending more money as squad size and wage bills have to be accounted for, which is something that Levy and Paratici in particular will have to keep a close eye on.

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