According to ESPN Mauricio Pochettino has said the shortened summer transfer window will be a “a massive advantage” to the clubs hopes of making a fast start to next season and challenging for the Premier League title.
We were among the 14 Premier League clubs to vote in favour of closing the transfer window before the start of the domestic season, and this summer, clubs will have until Aug 9th to complete their business, just two days before the new campaign begins.
We have traditionally left their business late, and last summer, with all five signings joined in the final week of the window last summer. contributing to another sluggish start to the season and leaving us playing catch-up again.
However this week Pochettino has said Spurs must make a fast start if they are to beat new champions Manchester City to next season’s league title and, while he suggested the club would continue to leave their business late, the manager hopes the shorter window will ensure his team can hit the ground running.
“It’s fantastic because now it’s before the start of the season — not one month later,”:Pochettino said.”Of course, for many clubs, it will not change too much, but for us, it is going to change a lot. We’re going to have the squad ready before the start of the season. If we want new players, they need to arrive before the start of the season.
He added: “They’re going to have more time to adapt before the start of the season and help the team. You’re going to win an extra month with them and it’s massive. We don’t need to wait for anything. You need today — or yesterday — to start to work to try to sign players. It’s going to be very helpful for Tottenham.”
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