José Mourinho insists he won't go on a summer spending spree to overhaul Tottenham's squad at the end of the season - stressing the club don't have the resources to make wholesale changes in the current market.

Spurs are currently sitting in seventh place in the Premier League table and are five points outside the top four, although they could still sneak into Champions League qualification if Manchester City's two-year European ban is upheld.

Mourinho has been juggling with injuries at Tottenham throughout his time at the club, but he insists he isn't going to be able to make too many changes once the transfer window re-opens this summer.

Jose Mourinho

When asked if he was going to spend big this summer, Mourinho said (via the Daily Mail): "No, not massive changes.

"First of all, that's not what we think we need. Second, because of the profile of our club and third because of what the market is. Year after year, it's more difficult.

"I'm not thinking of an overhaul."

One of the biggest headaches from Mourinho has been at centre forward, where Harry Kane's long-term absence has forced the likes of Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min into makeshift strikers over the last few weeks.

The 57-year-old does have Irish sensation Troy Parrott at his disposal, but in typically bizarre Mourinho style, the Tottenham boss labelled him the "privileged one" before explaining away his lack of first-team football since Kane's injury.

"He's 18. One month ago he was 17, so he's not even close to being 19," Mourinho said (via Standard Sport) ahead of their FA Cup match against Norwich City.

"Yesterday, we decided it was good for him to play but we decided before the game it was only for 45 minutes, to give him some match time but not 90 minutes because tomorrow he's going to be on the bench. It's a process.


"We cannot tell you obviously every detail but we're taking good care of a young player and also taking care of a young boy in society, in private life. That's a process.

"Troy is a process. He's a very young kid with a lot, a lot, a lot to learn. He has qualities. He has potential but he's not an end product. He has a lot to learn, a lot to develop at every level."

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