Tottenham star doubts whether club can reach next level without spending

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have not added a single player to the squad in the last two transfer windows.

The last player to arrive at the club was Lucas Moura who was signed in January 2018, almost 14 month’s ago.

Despite this, Pochettino’s men have competed valiantly on the pitch and are still on course to finish in the top 4 for the fourth season running, and have made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Pundits have questioned Tottenham’s ambitions in recent years with many suggesting that the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and even Mauricio Pochettino might be tempted to switch clubs if they harbour hopes of winning silverware.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris was asked recently if the club needs to spend big to reach the next level.

While the Frenchman initially seemed hesitant to answer the question, he eventually admitted that it would be hard to win things if the club doesn’t sign top players, particularly given how Spurs’ rivals are improving their squads.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Lloris said, “You have to ask Mauricio Pochettino. When there is a new face, especially a player of quality, he brings freshness.

“But the good thing is we have been playing together for a few years, in fact, it has its advantages and disadvantages.

“It is difficult to speak on this subject as it is the responsibility of the board and the president. It is their decision, we are still just players.

“But yes in modern football it is becoming increasingly rare. We can say it never happens anymore. But I think if we want to cross into the next level, it will not be enough.”

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