An article by ESPN describes how Mauricio Pochettino has promised that Spurs will be able to compete with their biggest rivals in the transfer market given time, especially with our move to a new stadium making us one of the world’s most attractive clubs.
It goes on to say that Pochettino has repeatedly said that We cannot rival Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal for signings — a point underlined by City’s £57 million capture of Aymeric Laporte and Arsenal’s signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a similar fee with
record signing being Davinson Sanchez, cost £36.6m.
However the article says Pochettino assured fans that next season’s move to a new £850m new stadium will actually put the club in a position to compete in the same market as our top-six counterparts.
He said: “Of course we will be able to compete. With these facilities and the new stadium, Tottenham is going be different. A different club, a different reality, and everything is going to change.I hope and I wish it, because I think the fans deserve it and of course the club and the people that work here too.
He added:”Tottenham is going to be one of the most attractive clubs in the world and with the capacity maybe to develop a more exciting or different project.”
When Arsenal built the Emirates they went through years of austerity and have only begun to reap the rewards of the move in the last half a decade but Pochettino would not put a timescale on when Spurs would begin to challenge their rivals but he warned: “In football sometimes you need to be patient and wait a little bit.It’s impossible to run faster than you can and that is timing, it’s time. It’s time to finish the stadium, it’s time to finish all the projects and the ideas that the club have, and of course every season the expectation is to win.We want to compete with the big clubs but the club needs time to become a club like United and Liverpool. I think we need time.”
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