Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho speaking to Sky Sports
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Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho agrees with Ed Woodward on transfers

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has made a prediction ahead of the next transfer window.


Jose Mourinho believes the transfer market will look significantly different when the window reopens this summer, echoing what Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward recently said.

The football world has been rocked by the coronavirus crisis, with the Premier League suspended since mid-March.

The league hopes to resume in June but there are still a number of issues to overcome and the dates for the summer transfer window are yet to be confirmed, with it likely that the window will be pushed back beyond it's usual dates.

When the market is open for business, though, Tottenham boss Mourinho believes fans should not expect to see 'crazy' amounts of money being thrown about to land new signings.

“To be honest, I think at this moment it’s the last thing we are thinking about. At the moment at the club, we’re not really thinking about it," he told Sky Sports' The Football Show.

"There are no talks about it because at this moment we think about safety, about following every rule, we’re trying to be perfect, it’s not just about the testing, it is about everything, we’re trying to be perfect in the club and we don’t think about it.

“I think it’s normal that we’re going to have a different market, I don’t see the world and especially the football world, ready for some crazy numbers that we are used to having and the crazy investments that some clubs and some leagues are used to doing.

“The first question after that is when will be the transfer window? I don’t think it will be in July or August, I think it has to go back further than that.

"But my club, if you ask me what I want, I know it’s going to be sensible, it’s going to be balanced, it’s not going to spend rivers of money and we're trying to respect the situation not just of football but in the world and society overall.”

United chief Woodward warned fans last month that it will not be 'business as usual' when the window opens.

However, the MEN understands United still intend to press on with their original plans to sign three players this summer, with Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham all wanted.