Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has admitted that the club’s transfer plans for the summer will be adversely affected if it fails to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Saturday’s draw with Burnley has left the North London side in ninth place in the table, and they are currently seven points behind Chelsea, who occupy the fourth place, and with a worse goal difference.
At a meeting last week with the club’s Supporters Trust, Levy pointed out the direct connection between the club’s final league standing and the amount of money that Jose Mourinho will have to spend in the close season saying “Funds were ring-fenced for the summer, however not qualifying for the Champions League would have an impact all round.”
Question marks have also been raised about the quality of some of their recruits, with Mourinho very unhappy with the performance of record signing Tanguy Ndombélé who was subbed off at half-time against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday evening, claiming that his team lacked a midfield in the first 45 minutes. The Portuguese said that whilst it was understandable that a player may struggle to adapt to a new league, the team needed a lot more from Ndombélé than they were currently getting.
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