Tottenham could potentially lose Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Dele Alli if the club fail to secure Champions League football next season.
At some point this season, Daniel Levy seemed to be in heaven.
In December, the club briefly topped the Premier League and everything seemed fine in north London. However, Spurs’ season soon turned on its head.
The Lilywhites are now in seventh place and the club suffered a shock result in the Europa League through Dinamo Zagreb. Now Spurs have a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City to essentially save their campaign.
Some have wondered if Jose Mourinho should stay in his role in north London, but it has become clear that acquiring Champions League football should be his top priority.
Why do Spurs have to compete in the Champions League?
Earlier this season Levy had a title winner in the form of Mourinho and some of his favorite players in Spurs’ ranks like Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Dele Alli.
To paraphrase Eurosport, Levy’s dream “backfired miserably” and the club could now lose all three players, who are worth £ 154.8million to Transfermarkt, if they don’t play Champions League football this season.
Levy reportedly refuses to part with the Portuguese coach but the team are currently underperforming under his leadership and qualifying for the Champions League seems unlikely.
Where will the trio go?
The Athletic has previously reported that Kane, who is worth £ 108million from Transfermarkt, would like to leave Spurs this summer if he does not qualify for the top European competition.
The latest reports have suggested PSG, Manchester United and Manchester City as likely targets.
Bale stated on international service that he intends to return to Real Madrid after his Spurs loan deal expires. That ultimately remains to be seen, but the chances of a permanent transfer for the £ 18million winger seem unlikely for footballing and financial reasons without the incentive of Champions League football.
Tottenham turned down Paris Saint-Germain’s offer for Dele Alli’s services in January, according to Football Insider. However, it is suggested to rekindle interest in the £ 28.8m rated midfielder.
Should Levy fire Mourinho?
The prospect of bringing one of the world’s most successful managers to north London was undoubtedly exciting after Mauricio Pochettino’s sudden departure. However, Levy’s master plan didn’t work.
It seems Mourinho is struggling to get the most out of this current group of players. Based on Hugo Lloris’ post-game interview after leaving the Europa League, there seems to be a toxic environment behind the scenes.
Levy has to make a brave decision and grab Mourinho. The priority should be to secure Champions League football for the next season, if only to keep Kane at the club. The landing of top European football under Mourinho seems extremely unlikely at the moment – Levy must immediately involve someone who can give his team a chance to get into the top four.
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