Alasdair Gold has dropped a claim on the potential summer transfer business of Tottenham Hostpur.
What’s the latest?
In a recent post on Twitter, the football.london journalist revealed that Daniel Levy is set to back Antonio Conte fully in the summer market, with both the chairman and sporting director Fabio Paratici expected to let the 52-year-old lead the way when it comes to Tottenham’s transfer targets over the coming months.
In his tweet, Gold said: “I understand the club are set to back him fully in the transfer market this summer and let him lead the way.”
Supporters will be buzzing
With it being widely reported that Conte’s future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium largely depends on whether or not Levy and Paratici will back him in the summer transfer window, Gold’s claim that the Spurs hierarchy are planning to do exactly this is sure to have left supporters buzzing.
Do you think Conte will still be at Spurs next season?
Indeed, with The Telegraph reporting that the Italian wants at least six new signings in order to challenge for trophies in both Europe and domestically next season – with a centre-back, a right wing-back, two midfielders, a forward and a reserve goalkeeper believed to be the 52-year-old’s priorities – Levy will be forced to part with a considerable amount of money in order to realise his manager’s ambitions.
And, with the former Inter Milan, Juventus and Italy head coach reinforcing the idea after the 5-0 final day victory over Norwich City that he will only remain at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium beyond the summer if the club matches his ambition heading into 2022/23, Levy simply has to act this summer if he is to retain the services of the 52-year-old next season.
In comments made after Sunday’s win, Conte said: “I am a person who has ambition and I like to fight for something important, to lift a trophy. For me, [qualifying for the Champions League] is a trophy & I’m very happy. Then we’ll see. I always said at the end of the season I’d speak to the club and we’ll find the best solution.”
As such, Gold’s claim that the 60-year-old chairman looks as if he will back his coach this summer is undoubtedly fantastic news for everyone involved with the Tottenham, as Conte has proven this season that he is capable of taking Spurs to the next level in the upcoming campaign.