Figures show how Spurs are punching above their weight

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Since Pochettino’s reign at Spurs began, the Argentine has only spent a net sum of just under £30m, compared to the gigantic amounts of some of his top four rivals.

Spurs have built a side over the past few seasons, rather than throwing money around in order to buy the best players at their peak.

They have bought smart and well with the likes of Lucas Moura, and developed young talent through the academy like Harry Winks.

They have also tied down Harry Kane, Winks, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Heung Min Son, Luke Amos, Davinson Sanchez and more to new long-term deals this season.

Levy has taken the first few steps to getting somewhere a little closer to pay parity with some of his competitors, but Tottenham are still lagging behind on that front.

New stats from Sport Intel show just how far behind Spurs are in player wages.

Man United pay a whopping £6.5m per year per player on average to their first team stars.

City (£6m), Chelsea (£5m), Liverpool (£4.8m), and Arsenal (£4.8m) all sit way in front of Tottenham, who pay over £1m per player per year less than their nearest big six rival.

The stats revealed Spurs only spend £3.5m per player per year on wages, making the job Poch is doing all the more impressive.

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