Jose Mourinho may have to settle for a reduced summer transfer budget as Tottenham count the cost of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to the Daily Mail.

Earlier this week, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy revealed the club’s non-playing staff will face a 20% pay cut as a result of the health pandemic, which also looks set to impact Mourinho’s transfer plans.

The Mail claims Tottenham have put recruitment on pause amid doubts over the club’s ability to secure naming rights for their one-year old stadium. A sponsored name-change is said to be unlikely, meaning there will be less money for Mourinho to spend on new players.

Spurs undeniably need reinforcements ahead of next season with the current campaign exposing a number of weaknesses in the playing squad. Back-up for Harry Kane up front is a must, while the defence also needs an overhaul.

But if the Mail’s report is to be believed, Mourinho could be left with little to spend on new players, which could have a significant effect on results next term. Here’s hoping funds can be found elsewhere.



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