It was revealed recently through Spanish website Mundo Deportivo that Tottenham had a bid for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong rejected.
Alongside Tottenham, Spanish giants Barcelona also had a bid rejected for the 21-year-old. Although both clubs were unsuccessful, it highlighted the fact that Tottenham are now competing against Europe’s elite, and most financially powerful, for new players.
Given the period of austerity that Tottenham may be facing due to their new stadium, we asked you whether you thought that Tottenham can compete with Europe’s richest in the transfer market. These were the results:
Interestingly, fans were completely divided in their opinion of the club’s future. Half obviously believe that Tottenham are inferior to Europe’s big guns, potentially envisioning a period of hardship when it comes to recruiting new talent.
On the other hand, the other half have confidence that the club can still attract these big names. This may be because they feel The Lilywhites have the financial power, but it may be due to things that money cannot buy. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is one of the emerging managers in Europe, with a great squad, moving into a new stadium; there is a lot to entice a new player.