Writer: Micky Z
The word is Daniel Levy will support Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino big time this window and I think he needs to or possibly risk losing their close relationship.
We seem to be off to the usual slow start, with no one through the door yet and news that potential targets values are way above what Levy will pay and this is before wages are discussed!
We are supposedly expecting the squad to be improved and, with seemingly none of our youth prospects close to making any real impact for the coming season, it would appear we will need to buy in.
In effect, we are already one (top) man down following the unreplaceable Mousa Dembele and we could lose the likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld whose replacements would probably cost as much as we would get in return.
As well as fringe players like Fernando Llorente, Vincent Janssen and the two French wingers, this would mean finding at least four players just to replenish the squad. It would be difficult to improve on the quality of Eriksen and Alderweireld so we need to be looking elsewhere in the team to find better players to strengthen which we must if we are to challenge the top two – after all Liverpool made giant strides and leapfrogged us with 2 key signings last year.
It could be argued both were overpriced but has this investment been repaid many times over with their success this year. Will Daniel be prepared to make a similar investment to get us to the next level or risk losing Poch and seeing the decline of our club?