Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino demands HUGE summer transfer kitty from Daniel Levy

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino demands HUGE summer transfer kitty from Daniel Levy

And if the clear-out he wants happens, with as many as five players leaving White Hart Lane, that could bring in another £100m to spend.

The Spurs manager has told Levy that to take the club to the next level, challenging for the Champions League and Premier League, they have to sign elite players – not up and coming youngsters or stars other clubs have let go.

The Argentine has made veiled threats this past few weeks that he could move on if his demands are not met after a third successive top four finish was confirmed on Sunday.

And in meetings with Levy this week, Pochettino will make it clear he wants promises of significant spending if he is to sign the new £8.5m deal Spurs are offering him, despite the cost the club will incur moving into their new £850m stadium.
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, at £50m, is one player Pochettino covets, as are Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, Celtic star Keiran Tierney and Swansea defender Alfie Mawson.

The Argentine at the very least wants two new wing backs, a centre back and another top level striker to back up Harry Kane.

Shipped out to make room for the new arrivals are likely to be Danny Rose – a target for United – Moussa Sissoko, Serge Aurier and Mousa Dembele, and even Brazilian Lucas Moura, who only arrived at the club in January in a £25m deal, but could already be moved on.
Defender Toby Aderweireld is another likely to leave because he wants more money but if possible Pochettino would like the club to persuade the £40 million-valued Belgian to stay.

Equally crucial to Pochettino’s plans are persuading the club’s other key players to commit to Spurs.

Express Sport revealed last week that key playmaker Christian Eriksen is a target for Paris St Germain, so the Argentine wants he, Kane, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris tied down to new deals as soon as possible.
And yesterday defender Kyle Walker-Peters signed a new contract with Spurs, committed himself to the club until 2021.

The 21-year-old made nine appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s men this season, scoring his first goal for the club in the 6-1 FA Cup win over Rochdale in February.

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