Ledley King has said Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is waiting to sign the right players before the summer transfer window closes next month.

Spurs are yet to make a signing this summer with the transfer window set to close before their first Premier League game of the new season at Newcastle United on August 11th.

When Pochettino signed a new contract earlier in the summer, there were suggestions the club would wrap up their transfer business in a quicker fashion than usual in a bid to become more competitive.

However, things obviously haven’t worked out that way and Tottenham approach the month of August without any new recruits.

King, who captained Spurs and made over 300 appearances for the club before his premature retirement, says Pochettino will only sign players if they are right for Tottenham.

“Obviously everyone else is adding to their squads and I’m sure the manager is looking,” King told Sky Sports.

“But he will only bring in the right players for the right prices and I think that’s important. We need people who are really going to make an impact in the squad.

“If not, then we don’t need to buy. I think the consistency of the [current] squad is one of our strengths at the moment.

“This is a group of players that have been together for the last three or four years under the same manager. They understand each other really well and I do believe that is one of the strengths in our squad.”

Spurs have been heavily linked with Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, while moves for a new centre-back and central midfielder are expected if Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele depart.

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  1. Yes if we don’t strengthen we will get left behind we will have trouble keeping up with the likes of /L /Mu /Mc/. What’s the point of having a big new Home and being in mid table . And I do think Levy’s wrong to tell Poch early in the window then he signed his contract and he goes back on his words.Not good enough COYS


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