Poch to sell up to six, sign up to seven in £150m overhaul

Date published: Monday 14th May 2018 2:31

Mauricio Pochettino will outline his £150million plans for Tottenham’s future in upcoming meetings with chairman Daniel Levy.

Tottenham secured third place in the Premier League with Sunday’s 5-4 victory over Leicester, after which Pochettino pleaded for the club to “take risks” going forward.

The manager will hold talks with Levy over the summer, with the chairman eager to get Pochettino to commit to a longer contract.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the key to negotiations will be whether Tottenham are willing to fund Pochettino’s £150m plans.

Matt Law says that the Argentine wants to sell up to six members of his first-team squad, while he has a shortlist of seven potential new signings.

Pochettino is also desperate to keep Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris, and their futures are likely to be integral to Levy’s hopes of getting the manager to agree a new deal on £8.5m a year.

The story states that Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele are all potential departures, while Victor Wanyama, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko’s futures are also far from certain.

In terms of incomings, Wilfried Zaha (£50m), Ryan Sessegnon (£50m) and Anthony Martial are mentioned.

But Pochettino also wants to look abroad for new signings, and Benfica midfielder Bryan Cristante and Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic are high on his list.

There will also be a need to replace Alderweireld, with Matthijs de Ligt and Jamaal Lascelles the two most viable options.

‘Landing Pochettino’s targets this summer would require Levy to break Tottenham’s transfer record, which stands at £42m for Davinson Sanchez, several times over,’ writes Law, but it is likely to be integral in keeping the manager in north London.

 


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