Daniel Levy has denied Tottenham are under pressure to spend money on improving the squad after agreeing a new £40 million-a-year sponsorship deal.
The Spurs chairman made the public agreement with current shirt sponsor AIA in Shanghai on Thursday. The deal is worth £320 million and will run until 2027, meaning the club should make around £40 million per year until then.
But while Levy insisted he is committed to backing Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer market, he denied suggestions there is now pressure on Tottenham to spend big on new players.
“I don’t think it puts any pressure on us,” Levy said (via Football London). “We have of course embarked on two very big capital projects. We will always look to continue to improve the squad.
“I’d like to think we’re going in a very positive direction. The next priority now after the stadium is how we can improve not only the commercial side of the club but also the football side.”
Spurs have been linked with an £80 million move for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who is said to be considering his future with the Serie A champions.
That fee would smash Tottenham’s transfer record, which has already been broken this summer following the £60 million arrival of French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.
Moves for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso and Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon have also been mooted, while Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen continue to be linked with exits.
It certainly looks like it could be an exciting final two weeks of the transfer window at Spurs, although Levy clearly won’t be pressured into spending huge amounts of money.
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