Tottenham were said to have a large transfer budget this summer after going 18 months without signing a new player, but it appears the Lilywhites have limited funds.
Daniel Levy was unwilling to pay £20m for Max Aarons, won’t match Ryan Sessegnon’s asking price, was priced out of signing Jack Grealish and is unwilling to pay large sums on a backup striker to Harry Kane.
Kieran Tripper was sold for £25m, Danny Rose has a £20m asking price, Toby Alderweireld has a £25m release clause, Christian Eriksen has a £62.8m valuation and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has a £10m asking price. Tottenham could raise £142.8m from selling the five players.
Rose’s sale could fund a move for Sessegnon while Eriksen’s sale could see Giovanni Lo Celso brought in as his replacement. Supporters may have been hoping for a spending spree, but that may not be likely unless existing players are offloaded.