With great power comes great responsibility. Finding themselves at the Premier League top, Tottenham will have to consider spending big bucks on transfers.
Tottenham is one of the greatest Premier League clubs, and Mauricio Pochettino plans on keeping it that way. Pochettino recently stepped out, explaining that Tottenham will be ready to consider new transfers. However, any such decision is in the hands of chairman Daniel Levy.
It is odd that Tottenham had gone almost 18 months without a new signing, with Lucas Moura arriving at the club back in January 2018.
The team is now looking to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and 18-year-old Leeds winger Jack Clarke.
Pochettino is unafraid to go big instead of going home and made sure everyone knew it.
“The team is obliged to strengthen this year,” Pochettino said.
“We have saved a lot of money, in almost two years without signing. That will allow us to strengthen well.”
“Tottenham is a project that’s a little different if you compare it to Manchester City, Liverpool, United, Chelsea or Arsenal. It’s a club that, especially in the last five years, has given priority to the building of a new stadium and training ground,” he added.
“We have always prioritized, in the last five years, the interests of the club. Trying to get the best out of the squad, being competitive, and trying to get that balance which sometimes is hard to find in football.”
Pochettino sees his team is much different than those of Liverpool and Manchester City.
“At Manchester City and Liverpool, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have the freedom to decide which players they want and which they don’t,” Pochettino explained, according to Standard.
“On the other hand, in other teams such as Tottenham, Chelsea or Arsenal, the configuration of the squad is not in the hands of coaches. The one who decides, in our case, is the chairman.”