Tottenham Hotspur may have become the first side in Premier League history not to sign a single player in the summer transfer window, but Daniel Levy did conduct some shrewd business.
Spurs didn’t bring any new faces in, but they did retain their established ones.
Not a single first team player was sold in the summer, and a number have now been tied down to new contracts.
The likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Davinson Sanchez, Erik Lamela, Heung Min Son, Dele Alli and more penned new deals this season.
However, perhaps the most important signature came from the boss himself, Mauricio Pochettino, as he committed five more years to Spurs (The Guardian).
Poch has been linked with some big jobs in the past year or so, and none more than the recently filled Real Madrid position (talkSPORT).
A Man United journalist has also now claimed that the Argentine has plenty of admirers around at the Red Devils.
Ciaran Kelly, head United writer at the Manchester Evening News said: “First thing’s first: Jose Mourinho retains the full backing of the United board but if we are looking at eventual successors, it is hardly a secret that Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of admirers at Old Trafford. But this one looks really complicated compared to, say, 2014 when United plumped for the experience of Louis van Gaal rather than taking a punt on the Argentine.
“It is at the stage now where it would take a world-record fee to buy the manager out of his Spurs contract, which he only signed last summer. Pochettino has talked of ‘long-term, sustainable success’ at Spurs at their new stadium, when they eventually move in, and will have been in the dug out nine years if he sees his deal out.
“I know his failure to not win a trophy brings back memories of David Moyes, but that is not a concern for me. A modern manager can immediately make his mark- just look at what Maurizio Sarri has done at Chelsea after never previously winning silverware.”
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