Tottenham have not added a single player to their squad in the last two transfer windows. In fact, the last player to walk through the door was Lucas Moura, who arrived at the club more than 14 months ago.
Despite the lack of transfer spending, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have competed valiantly against sides that invested a lot more into their respective squads and have even reached the final of the UEFA Champions League.
Many fans had put the lack of investment in the playing squad down to the significant cost of building the new 62,062 capacity seater stadium.
However, former Spurs chairman Alan Sugar has revealed that Daniel Levy has made funds available to Pochettino and the Argentine has chosen not to spend in the last couple of windows.
He also praised the work the 47-year-old has done at Spurs and said he wishes the club can retain his services.
Speaking to Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT [09/05/2019], Lord Sugar said, “You’ve got to admire him [Pochettino].
“He’s been with us a while, he came from Southampton, people might have been sceptical. His ethos is to bring young players through. There’s been a lot of talk about Daniel Levy having his wallet shut because of the new stadium.
“I know for a fact that’s not true. Pochettino doesn’t want to buy people and if he doesn’t want to buy people he won’t. And he gets rid of people who he doesn’t want to work with. I hope we hold onto him.”
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It could be that Pochettino wasn’t happy with the players who were offered to him in the window, and hence chose to stick with his current crop of players.
It is crucial that Daniel Levy backs him in the summer and the club bring in one or two big names who will walk straight into the side.
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