Pochettino has his say on wages

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

In the same week that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed he’s set to stay in North London, he has now also claimed Tottenham won’t attempt to compete with higher paying rivals in the upcoming Summer transfer window.

Under the Argentine, Tottenham have seen a radical transformation in form and work-rate, having finished 6th in the league in 2013/14, but now being tipped as the next European footballing force following two successive title challenges finishing in 3rd and 2nd respectively. Though Spurs are making terrific progress, Pochettino isn’t so sure those facts alone will be able to attract specific players.

He said: “If some club is paying double the salary, then how can you convince them?”

“It’s all about if you pay or not when we talk about top players.”

Tottenham have just two games of the season left to play and though they cannot mathematically finish higher than second, they also cannot be caught by any of the fellow chasers below them. Soon after their final game away to Hull, Spurs fly out to Hong Kong to play a friendly with local champions, Kitchee. Pochettino has already hinted at looking to the youth this Summer and is excited to involve younger blood more and more in the seasons to come.

He added: “You need younger players, like Dele Alli, who preferred to come here than another club.”

“We took a big risk on Dele and now he is a massive player, one of the most important in England. But who took the risk? Us.”

Are you excited to see the youth in action? And do you think they can make the step up to the league so soon?

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