Mourinho: Transfer market is 'last thing' Tottenham are thinking about

‘We are not going to spend rivers of money’: Jose Mourinho insists transfer market is the ‘last thing’ Tottenham are thinking about right now as Premier League clubs look to deal with the financial fall-out of coronavirus crisis

  • The coronavirus crisis is set to have a detrimental effect on the transfer market
  • Premier League clubs will have to be much more sensible in the transfer window
  • Jose Mourinho insists that Tottenham will not splash the cash in the summer 
  • Spurs boss Mourinho insists health and safety remains paramount at the club 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham will be ‘sensible’ in the transfer market as he claims the summer window is the last thing on the club’s mind at the moment.

The season has been decimated due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Premier League are desperately trying to finalise arrangements to get the campaign up and running again.

The coronavirus crisis is set to have a long-lasting detrimental effect on finances within football, and the upcoming summer transfer market is up in the air.

Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham are not thinking about the transfer market at the moment

And Mourinho insists that Spurs, who sat eighth in the Premier League before its suspension, will ‘not spend rivers of money’. 

When asked on Sky Sports’ The Football Show on Wednesday morning, what will the transfer window look like, Mourinho replied: ‘To be honest, I think in this moment it is the last thing we are thinking. There are no talks about it.

‘In this moment, we think about safety, following every rule inside the training ground. We are trying to be perfect inside the club and we don’t think about it. 

‘But you ask me and I am not going to run away. It’s normal that we are going to have a different market. I don’t see the world and especially the football world, ready for crazy numbers that we are used to and crazy investments that some clubs and leagues are used to doing. 

Tottenham were struggling before the coronavirus crisis stopped football in its tracks

‘But to be honest, the first question after that will be when will the transfer window be? Of course I don’t think it will be anymore in July or August. It has to go further than that.

‘But I can imagine clubs… if you ask me what I would like at my club, I would like my club to be what I know that it is going to be. 

‘It is going to be sensible, balanced, it is not going to spend rivers of money and we are trying to respect the situation. Not just the football, but the situation of the world and society overall.’

Tottenham were struggling before the coronavirus crisis stopped football in its tracks.

Spurs had crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage against RB Leipzig

They had been dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by RB Leipzig and were sitting a lowly eighth in the Premier League, seven points off fourth with just nine matches remaining.  

Many may have assumed Mourinho would spend big in the summer window – just like he has done at his previous clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United – to close the gap with Tottenham’s top four rivals.

However, as for any club right now, the coronavirus pandemic is set to scupper transfer plans for Tottenham. 




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