The 2017 summer transfer window opens up on July 1st and even though it’s over 3 months away from happening, Mauricio Pochettino has already revealed details concerning which potential players he wants to sign.
According to the 45 year old Argentinean manager of Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino has recently stated that he does not want to focus solely on the abilities of the possible players that could arrive in a few months’ time as Pochettino said:
“Even though Newell’s Old Boys were a medium-level club in Argentina, we won three titles. It was an important time for me to understand that even though you can add good players and staff from outside the club, the academy is important as that is the identity of the club’’
“For a big club, it always seems more important to spend money on players from outside than give a chance to a younger player, but we have shown that we trust in the academy and if they have faith in us, these players can have the chance to play in the first team. We try to sign players who can improve our squad not only in terms of football quality. If they are very good people, it is even better. We are a company. Football is the most important thing but it is not only about football.”
Since last summer, Tottenham Hotspur has only spent around £70 million in signing new players which is actually a large amount of money but compared to other top Premier League clubs such as: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, £70 million is less than half of what they have averaged.
Despite not spending as much money as the other top Premier League clubs, Tottenham Hotspur has still managed to stay in the top 4 spots and have been able to make a genuine charge for the highly coveted piece of silverware.