It has been a strange summer of transfer activity for Tottenham Hotspur, in the way that there has actually been very little transfer activity.
They became the first Premier League club in history not to purchase a single player in the summer transfer window, and not only this, they haven’t agreed a deal to sell any players either.
Pochettino now has what is without a doubt the most settled squad in the league, which could be pivotal in a push for the title.
Three names that have been mentioned plenty with regards to transfers away from the club this window have been Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele.
Alderweireld was all but nailed on for a move to Manchester United as he enters the final year of his contract, but it is said that the two clubs couldn’t agree a fee.
Mousa Dembele apparently turned down the chance to join multiple clubs in Italy as his contract also nears its end.
Danny Rose is still being linked with a £20+m move to PSG before the window slams shut on August 31, and Pochettino has today responded to questions as to whether the three players will all remain at the club for the entirety of the season.
Pochettino said in his press conference: “I am working like if all the players will still be here. I cannot work thinking if they are going to be here tomorrow or not.
“Not only these names, different names. Can arrive an offer from a different club for number one, number 26, 27, 28 – players that we have.
“Maybe tomorrow or this afternoon arrive an offer, we will consider it. But you are focused on different names but we are focused in trying and taking the best decision to provide them the opportunity to play if they deserve.”
When asked what Danny Rose had to do to get some game time at the club at which he has spent over a decade, Pochettino replied: “Look I don’t want to talk about individual players who still haven’t played. They are in the squad and they will have opportunity to play.
“I am not going to explain my decision. You need to talk about whether he play on Monday, or maybe not. You need to wait and see what is going to happen.”
Should Tottenham try to keep these three superstars, or is there a price at which they should sell?
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