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Tottenham: Kieran Maguire makes financial claim

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Financial expert Kieran Maguire believes that Tottenham will be ‘in the box seat’ under new spending controls brought in by UEFA, as per Football Insider.

The Lowdown: The numbers

The New York Times reported last week that clubs will not be able to spend more than 70 per cent of turnover on signings, wages and agents fees.

Football Insider stated that Spurs recorded a £361.9m revenue in their latest set of accounts, which means they could spend just over £250m under the new restrictions.

Antonio Conte has spent just over £26m as Spurs manager so far, with £17.1m going on midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and a £9m loan fee for Dejan Kulusevski during the January window.

The Latest: Maguire’s claim

Maguire, who contributes for Sky Sports, was talking to Football Insider about Spurs’ situation, claiming that Daniel Levy and co will be ‘in the box seat’ after managing a ‘very tight ship’ in recent years. He outlined:

“In my view, I suspect UEFA will allow player sales into the equation too.

“Spurs are in the box seat when it comes to any changes to cost control measures because they have historically managed a very tight ship.

“They have started to pay more money out in terms of transfers, although there was a period of time when they weren’t.

“But if we take a look at wages, for example, Spurs’ wage bill is closer to Norwich’s than it is to Chelsea.”

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The Verdict: Summer spend?

It seems as if Spurs are in a healthy position off the pitch, so it seems as if they don’t have an excuse when it comes to backing Conte ahead of his first full season in charge in north London.

A new centre-forward to challenge Harry Kane appears to be needed over the coming months, with the Spurs captain the only out-and-out senior centre-forward available to Conte.

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Spurs also have just four central midfielders and four centre-backs on the books, so it could be an exciting summer when it comes to spending, and you’d expect that Fabio Paratici is already working on potential deals throughout the current international break.

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