Despite a lack of funds, Tottenham continue to be linked with a number of big-money signings.
It doesn’t appear as though anyone is truly clued up on how much Spurs have to spend this summer.
Their £175m loan from the British government, alongside the cheap deals they’ve concluded so far, would suggest that their coffers aren’t looking particularly healthy.
Perhaps if they sell someone like Tanguy Ndombele, as has been rumoured, they’ll be able to put the funds received towards a bigger signing.
After all, this Spurs team are likely to find the fight for the top four incredibly tough next season without some more recruits.
One player who Tottenham are keeping in mind is someone in the Bundesliga.
Linked with an £80m move to Chelsea last year, Spurs are now tracking the situation of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
That’s according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano who revealed their interest on the latest edition of the Last Word on Spurs podcast.
The journalist said: “Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen is a player Jose Mourinho likes so much and Tottenham board are following, so I’ll keep his name as a possibility.
“The real problem for Tottenham is that Bayer Leverkusen don’t need money at the moment because they have sold Kai Havertz to Chelsea and Volland to Monaco,” Romano added.
“So if you want to take Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen you have to pay, and they will accept a bid of around €50 million to €60 million. We need to see what happens with Bayer Leverkusen. The player is appreciated by Mourinho and by the board, so I’ll say he is a possibility, but we need to wait to see the right name if Tottenham will decide to go for a winger,” he commented.
€60m is the equivalent of £53.4m in British money so it won’t be cheap whatsoever.
GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…
Cast your mind back to Jose Mourinho’s first stint at Chelsea and you’ll come across a certain Dutch player called Arjen Robben.
Why is this relevant, I hear you ask? Well, Bailey could be Mourinho’s new Robben at Tottenham.
Just like the Netherlands legend, Bailey is a rampant winger with an eye for goal and he also possesses truly ludicrous pace.
In an article about the Jamaican on the Bundesliga website, they described him as “Arjen Robben’s heir as the Bundesliga’s right-wing king.”
It’s clear to see based on that just why Spurs want him. At the age of 23, Bailey has plenty of room to grow and improve on the seven strikes he netted last term.
His career is very much in its infancy but if he lives up to the Robben hype, he’ll be quite some player.
That being said, it’s unlikely he’ll be in a Spurs shirt anytime soon. He is simply too expensive.
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