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Exclusive: Spurs told to pay up to fix leaky backline

Former Tottenham Hotspur ace Paul Stewart believes that whoever becomes the club’s next manager will need to spend over £200m rebuilding their defence.

Spurs are still in the market for a new boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in the 2020/21 season.

Various managers have been linked, foremost among them the former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, while Antonio Conte and Erik Ten Hag are also said to be in the running.

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However, whomever joins the club will have to oversee their recruitment in the summer transfer window, and Stewart believes that there will have to be plenty of cash spent on the backline if it is to improve.

Indeed, Spurs finished the season in seventh place, conceding 45 goals, a number higher than the entirety of the top four.

As a result, Stewart believes that investment is much needed when the transfer window opens, regardless of who is sitting in the dugout.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I think he’ll need more than that, he’ll need a couple of hundred million on top, because for them to compete again, they’ve got a lot of areas that they’ve got to look at.

“One of the major areas for me is the defence, and there’s two hundred million if you want a back four or a back three that can compete in the Premier League.”

Article title: Exclusive: Spurs told to pay up to fix leaky backline

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