Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that the summer transfer window will be difficult for Tottenham Hotspur as they will be competing with their big-spending rivals.
The club have brought in Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura in the past two transfer windows, but struggle to compete with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Arsenal when it comes to both wages and transfer fees.
The Spurs boss admits that he loses out on transfer targets for financial reasons, which leaves him having to revert to signing players who sometimes weren’t at the top of his transfer shopping list.
It remains to be seen if the £850million development of the new Spurs stadium will have a significant negative effect on Pochettino’s transfer funds.
“The number of players will be limited, like every season, and the market today is going up,” Pochettino said. “The last few seasons have become crazy, no?
“But in the end, there are a number of players who can help you improve. Then of course if you have a strong financial side you can go buy some players.
“But of course it is not new for us – we have priority players to sign but they go to a club with more money.
“You say, ‘OK, we need to find another option’. Sometimes you need to sign opportunities when you can’t get your top priorities.
“To be sure it is complicated. It will be a new experience for everyone because the transfer window is going to close before the start of the season. No one knows what will happen.
“Of course we are working to deliver what is best for the team. It won’t be easy but we are going to try.”
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