Spurs look set to go against tradition and are ready to conduct their transfer business early this summer in a bid to get some pre-World Cup bargains.
The club have a well known history of completing deals late in the window but according to The Express the club are prepared to change tact believing that fees will rise after the tournament in Russia gets underway in mid-June.
Steve Hitchen, the clubs new chief scout, has been working on a list of names for chairman Daniel Levy to progress and manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that early activity is possible.
“We are working with Steve,” he said. “The World Cup only can confirm your idea about a player. It is so dangerous to go and scout players in the World Cup because, if a player is good, how after are you going to sign him?: said Pochettino.
He added:”Sometimes you need to anticipate and say, ‘OK this player can be good for us’ and then he goes to the World Cup. But you need to sign before the tournament starts because he is doing well and then you will have a lot of competition if they are good.”
We make the trip to Brighton tonight with fourth all but guaranteed however Pochettino has already started an inquest on his side’s performance this campaign.
Our poor start to the campaign has been costly and Pochettino wants to avoid that happening again next term when we move in to our new home.
He said: “Sometimes there are many questions about how we reduce the gap and how we compete better or reach the level of Manchester City. It is impossible to answer that,” he said.But it is not impossible [to win the title next season]. We need to start better than this season.”
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