Busy summer for Tottenham: Pochettino to be given funds ahead of 2019-20 campaign

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino will be backed in the transfer market this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Tottenham incredibly reached the final of this season’s Champions League, suffering a 2-0 loss to Liverpool in Saturday night’s showpiece event.

There is no question that the defeat will be seen as a huge opportunity missed, but Spurs deserve huge credit for making it to the final of the competition.

Their success is even more impressive when considering that head coach Mauricio Pochettino has not brought a new player to the club since Lucas Moura’s arrival from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018.

However, according to The Mirror, chairman Daniel Levy is to embark on a summer spending spree.

The report has claimed that Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon are both targets ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, while there have already been bids rejected for Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele.

How much do Tottenham need to spend this summer?

Tottenham’s fourth-placed finish in the 2018-19 Premier League table means that they will play Champions League football again next season.

The capital outfit were some distance off challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title, though, and a considerable amount of cash would need to be spent this summer to make them title contenders next term.

Taking into account the current market, it would not be unreasonable to claim that Spurs need to spend in excess of £100m if they wish to enjoy a similar season next term.

The Mirror have not mentioned a specific number but with Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld potentially moving on, it could be a very busy summer.

Pochettino’s side have proved over the last 12 months that big-money signings do not necessarily equal success.

However, Levy will know that his club have to spend ahead of the 2019-20 campaign if they are to continue heading in the right direction.