Tottenham may have reason to be really worried about news coming out of Manchester United yesterday - TBR View
Antonio Conte has done a brilliant job with Spurs since he took over last November. The Italian guided the club back into the Champions League last season and they have now advanced to the last-16 of the tournament.
Spurs currently make up the top-four behind Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United, despite not being at their best so far this season.
The battle for the top-four places in the league seems to be the most competitive it’s ever been. With Newcastle thriving under new ownership, they now look like a real threat to the so-called ‘big six’.
And with news that the Glazers family are considering selling Manchester United, it could be a worrying time for Tottenham.
Tottenham may have reason to be worried
Spurs have made great strides over the past 15 years as they aim to compete with the top clubs in the Premier League.
The state-of-the-art training facilities and the modern stadium which opened in 2019 are both signs that Tottenham are aiming to take that next step.
But they could face a real struggle to compete with the top sides in the league in the future due to their lack of financial muscle.
Manchester United have spent big since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club but have not managed to climb back to the top of the pile just yet.
Under new ownership, this could well change after the Glazers have been heavily criticised during their tenure.
Newcastle’s new-found wealth is also a cause for concern as the Magpies became the richest club in world football after Saudi’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) takeover last year.
Fenway Sports Group are also exploring the possibility of selling Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp has worked wonders under a stricter budget but they could soon find themselves with superior financial backing.
Tottenham have punched above their weight for many years in the Premier League, particularly under Mauricio Pochettino.
They’ve gone head-to-head with financial powerhouses for years, but the task could be about to become more daunting.
Daniel Levy and ENIC aren’t exactly known for spending big, despite the £150 million cash injection over the summer. Spurs will have to be near-perfect in terms of their recruitment over the coming years and it’s something they’ve struggled with in recent times.
Manchester City look set to continue their dominance as one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, while Arsenal are seemingly turning a corner in terms of their recruitment.
Tottenham will have to be very smart in the transfer window if they are to challenge for the biggest honours in England over the coming years.
The club have taken positive steps by appointing Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte. But it remains unclear whether Spurs will be able to keep pace with the other financial juggernauts in the league.
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