Tottenham Hotspur splashed the cash this transfer window on the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Clarke, and Giovani Lo Celso on loan.
This came after the club went almost 18 months without bringing in a single new signing to the club, setting a Premier League record twice over.
Tottenham instead focused their money on building and opening a brand new stadium on the site of the old White Hart Lane, which hosted its first match towards the end of last season.
Spurs’ spending this summer was certainly a positive sign regarding how much the stadium had dented their transfer budget, but Pochettino may have some bad news for fans.
Pochettino claimed that while some teams take out huge loans in order to spend millions on new world-class players, Spurs have instead invested in a legacy. Unfortunately, with this legacy comes restrictions in the budget for transfers, which Pochettino admits.
He said (Sun): “Different clubs ask the bank for £600m to invest in the team. Like Barcelona.
“They create a debt signing players and putting the debt on the pitch, trying to win. We are different.
“We need to create the legacy for the future. In this period, we are suffering the restrictions but it’s normal. The restrictions, OK, we need to work hard to find a way to compete in this very tough league, in a different way to our rivals.
“Mercedes compete with Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull… we compete in the same race and if you judge, it needs not only to be about the race but the whole process.”
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