Spurs: Behind-scenes 'doubts' at Hotspur Way could affect Tottenham transfer plans

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte

The uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte’s Tottenham future could make players think twice about joining the club this summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Conte is not guaranteed to be at Spurs next season, and that could create problems for the north London outfit in the upcoming transfer window.

What’s the latest news on Conte’s future?

With Mauricio Pochettino looking set to leave PSG, the French giants will be seeking a replacement ahead of next season.

Conte has emerged as a potential candidate for the job, and the 52-year-old has reportedly offered himself to PSG to succeed Pochettino on a two-year contract.

If Conte did depart, it would be a major blow for Tottenham, given he only arrived at the club back in November.

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What has O’Rourke said about Conte and Tottenham?

O’Rourke has suggested that players may be hesitant to commit to signing for Tottenham this summer if they are unsure whether Conte will still be there next season.

However, he still expects people behind-the-scenes to be working hard on finalising potential targets, whether Conte sticks around or not.

Looking ahead to how this summer could pan out for Spurs, O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “Obviously, it’s not great to attract players if there are doubts over the manager’s long-term future, because players want to know that they will be playing under this manager, if he wants to sign them.

“So, that could be the only thing that might put doubts in players’ minds, but I think the recruitment team will be continuing to work away on transfer targets, whatever is going on with Antonio Conte.”

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Are Tottenham in danger of being left in a tricky situation this summer?

It has been claimed that Conte wants to sign six players this summer, but that may be difficult if players are not convinced that he will still be there in a few months’ time.

Furthermore, Spurs may also be worried that Conte could bring in some players and then leave, meaning that they have to look for a new manager who may not be happy with the signings that have just been made.

At the moment, things are very uncertain at Tottenham with regards to which European competition they will be playing in next season, which players they can attract, and who their manager will be next term.

The club needs to get clarity on Conte’s intentions as soon as possible so that they can start to plan for the future, because right now, things are in danger of getting quite messy behind-the-scenes at the football club, which in turn could affect matters on the pitch.

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