The article suggests that the chairman may not hand the Portuguese coach big money to spend, especially if the north London club do not qualify for the Champions League. Spurs are currently four points off fifth spot with nine games remaining in the Premier League (via BBC). They could be seven points off if Manchester City’s Champions League ban is lifted, as the top four would then be given the places as normal.
As per the report, Mourinho may turn to free transfers if his spending is restricted by Levy in the summer window. The club have been linked with Willian, who is out of contract in the summer and would be able to leave for free if that contract is not renewed, according to The Sun.
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Nevertheless, loads of Spurs fans are fuming at the financial reports, with a couple of fans questioning whether links to the likes of 80 million euro-rated Erling Haaland (per TuttoMercato via the Sun) were true:
What about us signing haaland and about 32 other players we have been linked with??
— Jay Read (@simplyjambo) March 23, 2020
Haha, love the contrasting reports. I saw earlier we are ‘planning’ to sign Haaland who will be priced ridiculously now.
— Simon J Chivers Ⓥ (@SimonJChivers) March 23, 2020
Perfect levy logic. Fail to qualify for Champions league because of his failure to invest in the squad; so to get back into the champions league he will fail to invest properly again
— Graeme_Skelton (@g_skltn) March 23, 2020
Has he ever give a manager the funds they need don't be silly
— Hayden (@Hayden22527382) March 23, 2020
….As opposed to previous transfer windows where we qualified for the champions league? 🤔🙄
— AstroMcFly (@Astromcfly_82) March 24, 2020
Imagine my surprise! In 4 seasons of CL football has only invested in one window.
— Roge Henlow ⚽️ (@Rog_THFC) March 23, 2020
Did u have this tweet on draft ? Waiting to kick us even more
— Philip Cornish (@Philipcornish_) March 23, 2020
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