Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he doesn’t know if the club will make a signing before the transfer window closes, citing that the Premier League clubs are at a “complete disadvantage” to the rest of Europe due to the early transfer deadline.
Tottenham are the only club in the top-6 to not add fresh faces to the squad so far and only have another eight days to do so before the window slams shut on August 9.
The decision to bring the deadline day forward was voted on by Premier League clubs, who opted to close the window before the season starts, although it remains open for the rest of Europe.
The La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Ligue 1 enjoy the luxury of the transfer window until the end of the August, while the Italian window closes on August 17—the day before the Serie A season kicks off.
“We are all in the same situation in England. I don’t know if the rest of the teams are happy with that decision. Personally, I think it’s not right. It’s right if you agree [when to close the transfer window] with all of Europe.
“It’s not going to help the Premier League clubs because we’re going to compete in Europe and in the Champions League but have 20 days less. It’s not going to help.”
Spurs have found it difficult to complete the signings in the ongoing summer transfer window and Pochettino has admitted he does not know if our club will make any signings at all.
“Last season I told you some numbers, but this season we don’t know. I don’t know if we are going to sign [anyone] or not. We’re working on that,” our boss added.
Tottenhan usually do the transfer business late but given the fact that the window is set to close earlier, our club could have changed the approach and at least done some quick deals to ease the pressure on the manager ahead of the season.
We definitely need reinforcements to fight for the Premier League title this season. With the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United spending sky-high to strengthen their squads, Pochettino needs backing from our board as they must ensure that new signings come in as soon as possible.
Tottenham interested in signing 22-year-old Serie A ace as possible replacement for Toby Alderweireld
The 22-year-old Sampdoria defender has eight Serie A appearances this season and has helped the side to fifth place in the table.
The report claims that Alderweireld has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United. The Dane joined the Serie A side from FC Twente last season for a fee of €4million (h/t Calciomercato).
The report adds that Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in the 22-year-old, and the Milan club has a history of signing players from Sampdoria.
Milan Skriniar joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2017 and has become one of the best defenders in the league. The report further claims that Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero wants at least €30million for the defender.
Tottenham have a problem with Alderweireld as the report claims his contract is up in 2019 and could leave for free if terms are not agreed on a new deal.
The Belgian is one of the best defenders in the Premier League and losing him would be a big blow. Spurs have a great partnership between Jan Vertonghen and Alderweireld and we must look to keep the pair for as long as possible.
Andersen could be a decent option for Spurs should we sign him on the cheap. Tottenham have Davinson Sanchez as the other defender fighting for a starting spot in the heart of the defence currently and Andersen would be a good choice.
“No, of course not” – Young Tottenham star ready to play for England U21 despite featuring for senior side
Harry Winks is ready to play for the England U21 side and follow the footsteps of Harry Kane. The U21 side have qualified for the Euros and the midfielder was asked if he had any issues playing for the U21s.
The Englishman was quoted by the Evening Standard as saying:
“No, of course not.
“The more games I play the better. I have missed a lot of football with my ankle injury and I’ve had a lot of problems with it still to this day.
“I have to manage it at times, but playing for your country is an honour, regardless of the level; under 21s, under 19s, under 18s, under 17s.
Kane played for the U21s in the 2015 European Championship despite playing for the senior side a couple of months earlier, as per the report.
The Tottenham midfielder played the entire 90 minutes for the Three Lions in their 3-2 win over Spain and put up a good performance.
The 21-year-old had an injury-plagued 2017/18 season but seems to have put those concerns behind him in the current campaign.
Winks has a couple of Premier League starts to his name and should have a big role to play as we look to win silverware under Mauricio Pochettino. He is such a great talent and we’d benefit a lot if he fulfills his potential at Tottenham.
Tottenham interested in January move for £15m West Brom attacker
Tottenham are interested in West Bromwich Albion winger Oliver Burke, according to the Sun (h/t Express). The Scot has a goal from two Carabao Cup appearances for the Baggies this season but hasn’t made a start in the Championship.
The report adds that Tottenham and Newcastle scouts watched the 21-year-old against Blackpool last week. The 21-year-old was a rising star for Nottingham Forest and joined RB Leipzig in the 2016/17 season.
Burke failed to make an impression for the Baggies as they were relegated from the Premier League. The youngster failed to score a goal for the team, and the report adds that the player will not come on the cheap.
Tottenham did not sign a single player in the summer, and it will be interesting to see how we deal with the January transfer window.
Burke hasn’t been great in the past two years but working under Mauricio Pochettino could be the right move for the youngster.
Our manager has done extremely well with young talent at Tottenham such as Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Harry Kane and it remains to be seen if he can work his magic again.
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