Tottenham Hotspur finally look as if they are making moves in the summer transfer window, with a number of deals reportedly close to completion.
Jack Clarke appears as if he will be the first through the Hotspur Way doors in 18 months, as Spurs have apparently agreed a £10m deal with Leeds United for the teenager (Guardian).
The Standard say that Clarke completed his medical on Thursday, and an announcement is expected before the end of the week.
Meanwhile, Tanguy Ndombele is also rumoured to be close after Sky Sports reported that Tottenham had agreed a £65m deal with Lyon.
Rumours are that Pochettino gave the Frenchman a tour of the Hotspur Way facilities himself this week ahead of the move (Sun).
However, Poch has now revealed that he actually has little say in transfer decisions. He claims that the squad is not in the hands of him as the coach, but the president, or in this case, Daniel Levy.
Poch said (Catalunya Radio): “It is imperative that this year we strengthen the team. We saved a lot of money in almost two years without signing, and that should allow us to strengthen ourselves well.
“At Manchester City and Liverpool, Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp are free to decide which players they want and which ones they do not. However, in other teams such as Tottenham, Chelsea or Arsenal the makeup of the squad isn’t in the hands of the coaches. Who decides, in our case, is the president.”
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