Tottenham Hotspur are expected to spend a relatively large amount of money this summer on signings, having sat out the past two summer markets.
Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear he feels his squad needs additions, and that he expects them to be brought in.
Offers are being made for top targets.
Whilst Jean-Michel Aulas denied having an agreement to sell Tanguy Ndombele to Spurs, he did admit there’d been an offer… even if it was just €45m.
Pochettino has been speaking to Catalunya Radio and when it came to talking about the club’s summer business, he said: “It is imperative that this year we strengthen the team. We saved a lot of money in almost two years without signing, and that should allow us to strengthen ourselves well.”
But at Tottenham, it’s not the manager who wields the transfer power, and the Argentine has made that clear. Knowing his comments will get back to the English media, perhaps it’s an effort to pressure Daniel Levy into getting the signings over the line quickly.
“At Manchester City and Liverpool, Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp are free to decide which players they want and which ones they do not. However, in other teams such as Tottenham, Chelsea or Arsenal the make up of the squad isn’t in the hands of the coaches. Who decides, in our case, is the president.”
He was inevitably also asked about the Real Madrid job and rumours he was set to move to the club last year: “I gave my word to renew with Tottenham. Of course, it is a dream to train a club like Madrid, go to the Argentine team one day or go back to Espanyol one day, but I did not consider anything beyond Tottenham at that time.”