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Even though we have not signed a single player in the summer transfer window, Mauricio Pochettino still claims that Daniel Levy is not holding us back in our attempts to bring in fresh talent. As most of us are aware, we are the only club in the Premier League not to have bought a single player in the summer window, even though we have been linked with a number of players.

Levy had also recently stated that the club wants to promote players from the academy and not spend ludicrous amounts in the transfer market for players. When our Argentine manager was asked if Levy was a reason why we have not signed any players in the summer, Poch clearly denied such a reason.

Speaking to the Mirror, the former Espanyol manager said:

“That is a very wrong perception. In three years, my experience with Daniel has always been trying to find a player to improve the squad. The difference is were they the right or wrong signing? But I think Daniel is very keen to sign every season in my experience.

“When I first came, the transfer discussions were with Franco Baldini and then later Paul Mitchell. We have a lot of meetings, spontaneous meetings, talking every day on the training ground. I think we are all involved in the process, Daniel included.

“Of course the last decision is between Daniel and me if we sign the player. But we are all involved in the process to try to find the right player for us. But the thing is Daniel is very keen to sign players like me.”

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It is perfectly alright to worry about the side not continuing in the same vein of form as last season. We finished second in the Premier League behind Chelsea but have seen the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and even Everton spend big to overhaul their squads.

While our manager still speaks about getting the right players in, he does make sense given that we should not be wasting money on the wrong kind of players. Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen are a couple of examples of this and that is one reason why we are so cautious this time around.

Not bringing in fresh talent would be criminal to our chances of going one better in the Premier League and hopefully, Levy and Pochettino have a plan to ensure we get another batch of great players starring for us this season.

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  1. Tony Borg

    August 3, 2017 at 1:14 am

    If he’s that keen to sign players then sign them, no one else has the problems Levy has, he only has the problems he brings on himself.

  2. Brian Fisher

    August 3, 2017 at 4:04 am

    What a piece of nonsense. We have plenty of time and will be adding 3 or 4 additions who will help us move forward. The only signing that Levy needs to hurry with is Alderweireld. Janssen will “come good” this season. So will Sissoko if he stays. Just because Spurs are better staffed than most is no reason to rush into the market or pay ridiculous fees. We will be ready and have more depth before the window closes.

  3. Wayne Handley

    August 3, 2017 at 5:43 am

    The recruitment policy is obvious, youth with potential to improve. Some of those type of players won’t officially become available until the circus of players we can’t afford anyway are bought and block out others. Iheanacho being prime example. We can’t realistically or legally compete yet with wages so have to convince players into our bonus incentives. Other teams have gaps that need filling, we’re strong from 1 to 11 in every position so there is no panic so long as we do buy a few decent young lads in the right positions. Barkley sounds obvious but we’ve been here before with Berahino and Benteke! Wander if Bale would consider taking a paycut and coming back lol Iheanacho would have been a good buy for us, i’m less fussed about adding to midfield as we have some good young lads to lighten the load on cup games and would much rather look at bolstering the defence numbers.

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Spurs haven’t pushed on from the Champions League final from last season, and have lost a lot of ground in the race for the top four.

We have also exited the Carabao Cup in the first round to Colchester and lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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Tottenham are also without a win in their last five Premier League games, and the Telegraph (h/t Express) claims that Mauricio Pochettino could be sacked if we don’t beat West Ham.

The report claims that Daniel Levy is reluctant to pay Pochettino’s £12.5m compensation fee, but is keeping tabs on three managers.

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is one candidate as the Englishman has brought the Cherries up from the lower leagues to the Premier League.

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is another option, and his new team have done well in his first season in charge.

The third option, according to the report, is England manager Gareth Southgate.

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Sacking Pochettino midway through the season could also see other managers take up the role.

The report adds that Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho are free agents in the manager market.

Allegri left Juventus at the start of the season and was replaced by Maurizio Sarri while Mourinho hasn’t managed since the Red Devils sacked him last year.

Pochettino is still one of the best in the business but he needs to turn our season around fast.

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Tottenham have been linked with a £50million move for the Dutch attacker as they are struggling in 14th place in the league (h/t Sun).

Depay has been in great form for Lyon, having scored 11 goals this season. However, the Ligue 1 giants have confirmed that United have the first option to buy their former star (h/t Sun).

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Lyon claim that Depay is happy at the club and wants to extend his stay beyond 2021 (h/t Sun).

However, they are also struggling in Ligue 1 and that could tempt the 25-year-old to return to Old Trafford in January (h/t Sun).

Manchester United have also struggled with consistency this season and lie seventh, nine points off fourth-placed Manchester City.

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The Red Devils are also interested in signing a forward in January (h/t Sun), and it will be interesting to see if Depay is on the move then.

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Inter Milan planning for Christian Eriksen’s summer arrival

Inter Milan are preparing for the arrival of Christian Eriksen in the summer, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato).

The Dane is a free agent at the end of the season and hasn’t been at his best for Tottenham.

Eriksen has scored a couple of goals for us in this campaign. The 27-year-old was a substitute in the win over Red Star Belgrade and was unused in our draw against Sheffield United.

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The former Real Betis man struggled with injuries after joining but scored on his first start for the club against Red Star.

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Spurs can make some money by selling Eriksen in January, however, the Dane has to be open to leaving the club then.

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Danny Rose wants to see out his Tottenham contract and leave as a free agent in 2021.

The English defender was allowed to find a new club in the summer but was unable to leave Spurs (h/t Telegraph).

Rose has been our first-choice left-back this season but we have also signed Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.

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Sessegnon has struggled with injuries since joining while Ben Davies signed a new deal at the start of the campaign.

Rose was speaking ahead of England’s international games and wanted to address his future (h/t Telegraph):

“It’s pretty obvious what happened [in the summer].

“People upstairs at Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do. I’ve said [to them] I’ve got 18 months left on my contract and I’m not going anywhere until my contract has ­finished.”

The left-back also spoke about not getting a new deal by the club:

“[Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy told me in the summer there was no new contract for me at Tottenham, which is fine. I respect that. We move on.”

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