Former Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur could challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the title next season if they were to spend upwards of £300m during the upcoming transfer window.
The Lowdown: £310m
Earlier this week, Spurs insider John Wenham told Football Insider that the Lilywhites could spend up to £310m this summer, a figure that was attributed to the £150m that was recently invested into the club, alongside £100m in player sales, and finally, £60m Champions League prize money.
In total, this accumulates to a huge £310m, a hefty sum that could really allow Antonio Conte to go out and spend big on his main targets in the coming weeks ahead of the start of the new campaign at the beginning of August.
The Latest: Kenny reacts
Speaking during an interview with Football Insider, Kenny, 44, claimed that if Tottenham were to spend anywhere near that massive pot of money, they have the potential to reach the levels of fellow top-flight rivals City and Liverpool next term:
“I’m sure if they spend that kind of money they will be looking to go even higher than third.
“That’s ridiculous, it’s a ridiculous amount of money. With the players they have, Son and Kane, they have some quality players.
“Then you spend money like that, you have to be looking even higher.
“You have to be trying to finish in the top two. We had a feeling that Conte would have money if he stayed, it’s one to keep an eye on.”
The Verdict: Conte’s transfer funds
But with these extra transfer funds now available to him, plenty more fresh faces will likely be walking through the doors in north London, and perhaps much more costly ones than the free agent duo.
After a spell playing in the Europa Conference League, the Whites will now return to next season’s Champions League for the first time since reaching the last 16 back in 2019/20, and as Wenham suggests, that cash injection could go a huge way to helping match Conte’s ambitions for the club.
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