PA Sport’s Jonathan Veal has the latest quotes from Mourinho and whilst the winter window has barely got underway, and it would be a tad previous to jump down the Portuguese’s throat, my gut instinct is, we’ve been here before. When asked about this winter window – “I’m not expecting”.
The simple rationale is that a present Tottenham are haemorrhaging cash out the door via the squad salary bill and to continue to do so is straightforwardly nuts. Where’s the money going then?
Gareth Bale (£250,0000-pwk) has not been an inspirational loan deal for Spurs. Off the pace and a heavy sneeze away from injury was the worst-case-scenario and that would appear to have been the way things have panned out. If the 31-year-old is out of action for a few weeks at New Year, what precisely might the world’s biggest optimist expect to happen between now and summer? Did Levy even manage to get a break clause?
Danny Rose is taking £60,000-pwk. Dele Alli is surely another lost cause, and the 24-year-old is on £100,000-pwk. Beyond these horror numbers, we have whatever Gedson Fernandes and Carlos Vicinius are pulling in. This is the wrong end of half a million pounds a week. How on Earth can THFC just sit back and suffer such extraordinary losses, let alone in the midst of a pandemic?!
How far away are we from ‘berry happy?’