Jose Mourinho has downplayed suggestions that he is planning to radically overhaul his Tottenham squad this summer.
That is despite his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino calling for a rebuild last summer, and the team’s struggles for form and consistency this season.
Instead Mourinho is calling for evolution rather than revolution, as he begins to make gradual changes to his team, with both Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose leaving in January, whilst Steven Bergwijn and Gedson Fernandez arrived, whilst Giovani Lo Celso’s loan move was made permanent.
There may be more outgoings in the summer, with Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen out of contract and refusing to sign a new deal, but Tottenham fans expecting s busy transfer summer may be disappointed.
When questioned, Mourinho said “Massive changes? No. Not massive changes. First of all because that is not what we think we need. Secondly because of the profile of the club. Third because of what the market is. Year after year after year it is more difficult.”
The Portuguese also pointed out the number of long-term absentees who will all be back next season including Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and Moussa Sassoko.
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