All the signs point to a summer transfer window where Tottenham are all set to spend huge amounts of money. It may well end up being the most expensive summer in Spurs’ history as the club seek to break new ground in terms of how they handle the transfer business and the profile of player they buy.
Reaching the Champions League final for the first time has certainly raised Spurs’ standing on the European stage. However, if the club really wants to establish itself as consistently one of the best in England then they need to spend big in the transfer market. It seems this summer the spending will be so big, Daniel Levy will break Spurs’ transfer record and not just once.
Spurs’ transfer record is merely £40 million and must be broken in this window
Currently there are two players very strongly linked with the London club. The first is Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis. The second is Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon. Neither of the two midfielders will be available for cheap. While Spurs are not being labeled as pursuing Bruno Fernandes, who is certainly the most expensive of the lot, a bid has perhaps been already made for Lo Celso. Lyon and Spurs are also in preliminary talks regarding Ndombele.
Giovani Lo Celso has an £88 million release clause while Ndombele will not be available for anything less than £61 million. The figures reported imply one thing: Spurs current record transfer is worth £40 million they paid for Davinson Sanchez in the summer of 2017 and they are going to break it. Once- for sure. Twice- very likely.
Yes, Tottenham, who haven’t signed a player in 18 months are lining up two transfers that would end up breaking Spurs’ transfer record twice in the same window. Such a move will certainly stun many in England and abroad and communicate the true ambition of the club to any future signings.