Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard reckons that Spurs’ summer business will be done late this summer after they have to start their Europa League campaign from the qualifying rounds.
Spurs made a late and ultimately successful push to end the just-concluded season inside the European places as they ended the campaign 6th on the league table.
That position will have been enough for them to enter the Europa League in the group stages, however, Arsenal subsequently won the FA Cup to take the second automatic group stage Europa League spot.
Spurs will now have to play three qualification rounds before entering the competition’s group stages and Kilpatrick reckons that it will affect their transfer plans.
He claims that because of the development, the Lilywhites will have to wait and see if they will reach the group stages of that competition before they can splash the cash.
Jose Mourinho will want to win the competition after doing that with Manchester United in 2017.
Kilpatrick reckons that the Lilywhites will go through the troubles of qualifying matches before bringing in their summer targets.
He tweeted: “#thfc Arsenal’s FA Cup win means Spurs will enter the Europa League on September 17 in the 2nd qualifying round. They face three one-off ties – the location decided by a random draw – to reach the group stage.
“#thfc A potential pitfall of qualifying is that Spurs will not know if they’re in the EL group stage – and therefore in the money – until October 1, which raises the possibilty that some/most of their transfer business could be left late.”