Pochettino reveals why it is impossible for Spurs to sign new players


Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has downplayed the chances of rekindling their interest in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in January.

The 23-year-old midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham during the summer transfer window but a move failed to materialise despite intense speculation.

The Championship outfit found themselves in financial turmoil under previous owner Dr. Tony Xia and it looked as if Daniel Levy was going to work his magic with another cut-price deal.

However, Villa were in a position to reject the £25m offered after the takeover by Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens (Birmingham Mail).

Grealish has since signed a new five-year contract at Villa Park which is said to contain a £45million transfer release clause (Times).

Pochettino, however, has claimed that there is no room in his squad for any fresh faces which means that Spurs are likely to have to sell before they can bolster their ranks.

“Look, I think there were plenty of players linked with Tottenham, not only last summer but in the previous season,” Pochettino said in a press conference on Friday to Goal.com.

“You know it’s difficult to talk about rumours, about names. We’ll see what happens in January.

“We have a full squad, we have 28 in the squad. It’s impossible to sign players if we don’t have the space. We have more, look what happened in the Champions League with Juan Foyth, GK Nkoudou and Vincent Janssen.

“We don’t have enough space at the moment. I think it makes no sense now to talk about signing players.”

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