While they also brought in Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, their spending spree was largely ineffective, and Burley explained that Jose Mourinho can’t afford to make the same mistake this year.
“They got a fair amount of money for Gareth Bale when he went to Real Madrid, but they went out and threw it about a bit like confetti. It didn’t generally work for them,” he said on ESPN FC.
“The trouble here is, with Tottenham fans like any club who could lose a star player, is the domino effect.
“We wondered when Pochettino left how that domino effect might impact the other players.