Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini’s time in London is in doubt as the club look to change their transfer policy.
The Mirror are reporting that Spurs will focus on Premier League players from now on, meaning that the need for Baldini will be limited. Chief scout Ian Broomfield has returned to Spurs from QPR and will play a major role in Tottenham’s recruitment plans.
Baldini helped Spurs spend over £100million on new players in the summer after the world record sale of Gareth Bale, but not all of his additions have gone down well with Spurs fans. Etienne Capoue has failed to make an impact, whilst Paulinho is struggling to get into the current team under Tim Sherwood’s management. Baldini also spent £32million on Erik Lamela, but the Argentine has only 9 Premier League appearances, as well as handful of outings in the Europa League.
Spurs are interested in signing a forward this summer, and are looking at Premier League forward Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Loic Remy, as well as creating a shortlist of targets that play at left-back. Despite all their spending in the summer, the club are currently outside the top 4, and were knocked out of the Europa League by Benfica earlier this month.