Pochettino reveals surprising detail about Tottenham’s transfers on Spanish radio

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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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  1. That’s not true because in numerous reports previously Pochettino has said that he suggests to Levy who he wants and Levy does the negotiating, not the other way around. No manager ever negotiates the purchase or sale of a player, that’s not his remit. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that the Spanish journalist who wrote the article is adding and subtracting what Pochettino actually said.

    • I think what he means is the final say is with Levy. But I really think that is the same with every club. Its not the 90’s or 00’s where those like Ferguson made all the decisions.

  2. These next couple of transfer windows Spurs need to rubber stamp our dominance on Arsenal & Chelsea. Although Chelsea made the Champions League, having the transfer ban hanging over them will give Spurs the chance to strengthen and sign players without having them to deal with. As for Arsenal, no Champions League again will make it hard for them to sign the quality of player they need to break back into the top four. Levy needs to make the most of this situation and sign young world class quality players that will be with us for years to come and keep us in the position of not only being the pride of London but challenging for league titles & domestic trophies too. COYS !!

  3. I think you are taking him to literally. He will have obviously given Levy a list of players to get and prioritized one over the other, that goes without saying seeing Poch changed his job title from head coach to manager in 2016. The thing in my opinion is that Levy is in charge of negotiations and maybe Poch has no influence in that department as Josep and Jurgen does. The one thing that i took from this was that AGAIN Poch made it CLEAR that he had money last season but opted not to buy. Listening to these pundits and wannabe sportswriters going on and on about us not having money to spend was infuriating. Hopefully this for the LAST TIME puts that to bed.


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