North Londoners set to embark on a different transfer policy.
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are set to invest in mainly British-based players with experience of playing in the Premier League when they conduct their transfer business this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The north London club’s new head coach Tim Sherwood is understood to have held a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy earlier this week in which potential transfer targets for next season were discussed between the duo.
And it is believed that Sherwood told the Spurs supremo that the club needed to now move away from its previous policy of buying foreign-based talent, and go back to purchasing ready-made Premier League stars instead.
Last summer, the north Londoners splashed out most of the proceeds from the world-record 100m euros sale of wide man Gareth Bale to Real Madrid on a number of overseas players, including the likes of Paulinho, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue and Roberto Soldado.
However, with former chief scout Ian Broomfield having recently returned to White Hart Lane from Queens Park Rangers after turning down the chance to join arch-rivals Arsenal, Spurs are now expected to move for both Manchester City midfielder James Milner and West Ham United centre-back Winston Reid this summer.