Tottenham Hotspur look set for another busy summer as Mauricio Pochettino will try and bring in players that suit his style of play, with the club’s two record signings Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado both likely to be sold to fund moves.
Lamela and Soldado were two of the seven players brought in to the club in the summer of 2013, when Gareth Bale left to join Real Madrid for £85 million, but both have failed to impress over the past two campaigns.
Soldado joined for a club record £26 million before Lamela broke that total in the same window, joining from AS Roma for £30 million, and Spurs will listen to offers for both this summer.Embed from Getty Images
Pochettino wants to revamp the Spurs team after his first season in charge looks set to end without Champions League qualification.
Franco Baldini has been heavily criticised for the transfers he oversaw as technical director during the summer Bale left, and Paul Mitchell has been brought in from Southampton to try and improve the club’s recruitment policy.
Mitchell is Tottenham’s new head of recruitment and worked with Pochettino at Southampton before the Argentine coach moved to White Hart Lane last year.Embed from Getty Images
The 33 year old oversaw the signings of Jay Rodriguez, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama, Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle and Fraser Forster at Southampton before leaving to join Spurs in November.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has suggested the club won’t spend big money on signings after the flops of Soldado and Lamela, with players in the £10-15 million bracket more realistic targets.
The North London club are expecting a busy transfer window as lots of changes look likely to take place at White Hart Lane again this summer.
Do Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado have a future at Spurs? Should they be sold this summer?