Mauricio Pochettino says he is “not the person to explain” why Tottenham are yet to make a signing in the current transfer window.
Spurs are the only Premier League club yet to bring in a single new recruit this summer despite previous reports suggesting Pochettino would be given increased transfer funds to refresh his squad ahead of the 2017/18 season.
With less than a week remaining until the Premier League’s transfer window closes on August 9th, Tottenham appear to have just one definite transfer target – Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.
The 22-year-old reportedly expects to join Spurs in the next few days, but the clubs are currently said to be far apart in their valuations of the player, with Villa apparently demanding £35 million and Tottenham offering just £20 million for now.
Following Spurs’ successful pre-season tour of the US, which included victories over AS Roma and AC Milan either side of a draw with Barcelona, Pochettino was asked about the club’s lack of business.
“We are working so hard but still we are like it’s the first day of the transfer window – with no signings,” Pochettino said (via the London Evening Standard).
“I think I am not the person to explain it. Of course, people expect the manager to explain that but, for different reasons, it’s been difficult to add players who can help us. But in the last week many things can happen.”
Tottenham will listen to offers for Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose before the deadline, although replacements don’t seem to have been lined up.