Tottenham news as the true scope of Ange Postecoglou’s struggle is revealed by new wage data.
Even if Tottenham didn’t complete every move they hoped to during the summer transfer window, Ange Postecoglou’s team revamp has been outstanding.
Just four of those players returned to the squad that drew with Brentford 2-2 a year after the team that took the field on the first day of the previous campaign.To get there, it needed five transfers during the last week of the transfer period, but even then, there are players in the squad who realistically don’t have much room in the lineup.
Regarding Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Giovani Lo Celso, Spurs were unable to locate new teams or agreements that satisfied all parties. Although it hasn’t had much of an impact on the squad reduction under the new head coach, it has had a significant impact nonetheless.
Davinson Sanchez, former club record acquisition Although they were forced to accept loan deals, Tanguy Ndombele and Sergio Reguilon were among those who departed the club, and the group of players who remain are better suited to the manager’s preferences than the group he inherited.
Spurs have also taken action to reduce their wage costs. Over £108 million ($134 million) was the expected total salary for the first team squad last season, with an additional £21 million ($26 million) for players on loan to be included.
Ndombele’s departure, who was thought to be the club’s second-highest earner, has allowed more than £10.4 million ($12.9 million) to be released from the spreadsheet. When compared to the total for this season, it is significantly greater.
James Maddison, Brennan Johnson, Destiny Udogie, and Manor Solomon’s salaries are uncertain, although Spurs are now thought to be paying their team just £94 million ($117 million) annually. But once more, Daniel Levy has greatly benefited from moving on those who departed on loan with some significant financial offset.
The top 10 earners this season include three players who the club was eager to offload: Lloris, Hojbjerg, and Dier. This is also notable. Although the number of undesired team members has decreased, if the trio had all left as planned, an additional £15.9 million ($19.8 million) might have been saved.
The obvious problem is Kane, whose departure also leaves a sizable budget hole that has already been filled by some of the newcomers who are merely taking over the books.
At this point, it is also clear how much less Spurs is paying than its competitors. While Arsenal still charges £70 million ($87.3 million) more in wages than Manchester United, Manchester City, and both are paying more than twice as much. The remaining three teams that make up the top seven are Liverpool, Chelsea, who significantly decreased theirs by making extensive changes and by bringing in younger players on incentive-based contracts, and Aston Villa.
In general, wages are a decent indicator of how a table would appear, showing how difficult Postecoglou’s first year in north London will be. The assumption and hope is that Spurs can return to the top four, but it would be a big success financially if they were to challenge at the very top of the league.