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Exclusive: Barry Fry makes big Brendan Rodgers claim as Spurs links swirl

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry doubts that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers would be willing to move to Tottenham Hotspur, telling Football FanCast that he is set to oversee a major investment in his Foxes squad this summer.

Rodgers has been linked with a move to Spurs, per The Daily Record, with the club seemingly making plans for the potential sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.

Reports earlier this month claimed that both RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Rodgers were on chairman Daniel Levy’s shortlist to replace the Portuguese.

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The 48-year-old has done excellent work at Leicester since his arrival midway through the 2018/19 season.

He steered the club to a ninth-placed finish that season and they then finished fifth in 2019/20.

This season, it seems they are on the verge of finishing in the top four with the Foxes currently third, seven points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham United, and that will allow a return to the Champions League.

Fry believes Rodgers will be given the opportunity to bring in new additions this summer, having spent £55m on both Wesley Fofana and Timothy Castagne in the summer, while also taking Cengiz Under on loan from Roma.

And Fry doubts that Rodgers will be willing to go to Spurs, such is the level he has reached at the King Power Stadium.

He told FFC: “He’s gradually done a fantastic job at Leicester. He’s well looked after, he’s well respected, he has the run of the thing. The owners back him and they’ve all got a lovely relationship there.

“And I know he’s very ambitious and wants to challenge the top four all the time, all the time, all the time. But he’s built a good, good squad at Leicester and I believe they will give him further finance to improve the squad even further this summer.

“So I’m not quite sure, where years ago, Tottenham, you’d have walked there. I’m not even sure if he was offered it, he would walk there this time.”

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