Premier League clubs could face a rather lean summer after the COVID-19 outbreak that brought football to a screeching halt.
That has been emphasised by the fact that The Daily Mirror has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could even struggle to bring in a free agent once the summer transfer window opens.
Indeed, Spurs have been linked with a possible move for Chelsea’s Willian, whose contract is due to expire once the season ends.
The Brazil international has made a total of 37 appearances in 2019/20, per Transfermarkt, and Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in the 31-year-old.
However, The Mirror have now sounded a note of caution, insisting that the ongoing financial crisis could hamstring any efforts to secure his signature.
Real Madrid were also sounded out regarding a possible deal but were reluctant to offer the forward a three-year deal, and have subsequently rejected the opportunity.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
Willian isn’t worth the money whether Spurs have it or not.
The Brazilian is a fine winger, of course he is, and has won the Premier League on two separate occasions, but this is a player who is over 30, and who is remarkably well paid for his trouble at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs, though, have a number of options; they have Son, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, and Ryan Sessegnon who can play on both flanks.
A move to bring in Willian would, for want of a better word, be throwing money down the drain; he would strengthen an area in which Spurs already have genuine depth.
This, then, may well be a blessing in disguise; the financial crisis has surely sharpened the focus of clubs such as Tottenham, and ensured that whatever money they have is well spent, rather than wasted.
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