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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