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Journalist reckons that there will not be much early Tottenham transfer business for one big reason
By Bruce Grove -

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.”

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ministers cat
ministers cat
5 months ago

Please shipmates leave certain players out of your thoughts.
Grealish is one (Balio another) they are way too expensive for us. The days of almost getting Dyabala over the line are gone even the Mmimadumbell money wouldn’t get Grealish.

Eddie
Eddie
5 months ago

Leaving transfers until so late in the window is a disaster.I know it is Levy’s normal way of operating,but this year is like no other.Mourinho will know what he has to do on the player front and this won’t sit well with him.
Hoijberg is close to being completed so Europa is no big deal to him.Players should want to play for the club not the thrill of an away day in Albania or Kazahkstan.The way Levy operates frustrates the hell out of me.8th. Richest club in the world? Then act like it.

RO
RO
5 months ago

Levy always leaves it late, so an easy prediction to make.
I don’t think the transfer plans will change based on getting through the early rounds.
There”s little to invest and the Europa won’t make much difference.

Jonathan Hurst
Jonathan Hurst
5 months ago

Should you wait to invest to see if your in Europe or invest to ensure the best chance of being in Europe…

No brainer and if levy isn’t sure he should sell now

Jonathan Hurst
Jonathan Hurst
5 months ago

Should you wait to invest to see if your in Europe or invest to ensure the best chance of being in Europe…

No brained and if levy isn’t sure he should sell now

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

FULHAM ARE PROMOTED
Back with the big guns well done to Scott Parker’s Fulham.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

A steely manager going places!

Justyouraverageyiddo
Justyouraverageyiddo
5 months ago

They’ll go down next season. They don’t have the defensive backbone needed to stay in games at PL level. They only just beat Brentford.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

Given that Man Utd are seemingly proposing making a late move for Villas prized asset can we cash in earlier on Jack Grealish? unless of course his transfer fee is price prohibitive!

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago

Would have liked us to go for Grealish again. Top player. If the Inter Milan swap deal has any truth in it I’d take Brozovic no problem.

England Mike
England Mike
5 months ago

Had similar thoughts, and aren’t they spending their money box on that Sancho kid which is.