Report: Pochettino snubbed Tottenham’s plan to sign former player

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Tottenham were the only club in Europe’s top five leagues to fail to add a single player to their squad during last summer’s transfer window.

In fact, it has been nearly a year since the club added a player to the squad, with Lucas Moura being the last player to arrive at Hotspur Way on the final day of January, last year.

Pochettino has said several times that Spurs won’t buy players just for the sake of it and that the player has to have the right characteristics to fit into the squad.

It appears that one player who was offered to the Argentine by the club sometime over the last year was former Spur, Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Everton man spent two years at White Hart Lane before being sold to Swansea in the summer of 2014, a couple of months after Pochettino arrived at the club.

In 2016, later Pochettino admitted it was a mistake to have let Sigurdsson go. He insisted that the Icelandic international would have been a perfect player for his set up and that the decision was primarily made by the club and not him. (The Guardian)

According to a report in The Daily Mail, Tottenham actually sanctioned a deal to bring Sigurdsson back to North London but the manager was not sure of a return.

The report also claims that the club sanctioned deals for both Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish only for Pochettino to knock them back as well.

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  1. Am I missing something as I agree with Poch on all three? Siggy didn’t make it first time round and hasn’t improved. Barkley doesn’t have enough football intelligence. Grealish would never play for a top 6 team as he doesn’t possess elite talent. These are not the players to improve us. Poch is right.

  2. Baradawaj seems to have missed the understanding that football is not a “static game” Every spin of the ball changes the dynamic forever. Gylfi Sigurdsson is/was a great player and had we kept him in 2014 that might have created a different scenario. By 2016/17 – return was not in the cards. Ross Barclay seemed to take an extraordinarily long time to demonstrate what many of us believed from the out set- Ross was not a fit at Spurs and was never going to be. Grealish was a player that Levy thought Poch could help to grow a future at Spurs but the whole exercise became speculative and is long since over. ” The moving finger writes and having writ-moves on nor all your piety nor wit can lure it back to cancel half a line- nor all your tears wash out a word of it.”

  3. Sigurdsson would be a good return tonic for Spurs right now and for the future.
    A very versatile player who can also score goals.
    Please go after him. He plays our game.
    Not many others can fit into our squad.
    To dare is to do!


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