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.



  1. This is why Tottenham won’t win the premiership or champions league because we are unwilling to splash the cash to bring in players that will take us to the next level instead we try and buy on the cheap and consequently buy last minute and get players that won’t improve us

  2. To me let’s improve the wages of the players we have make them happy before signing new players. The market is very difficult players are expensive these days

  3. Well said Levy needs to explain how Arsenal and even West Ham can show more ambition than Spurs It’s disrespectful to the fans and the team. Years ago the excuse was we were not in the champions league. What’s it going to be now.

  4. Getting players just before the season starts not good , then takes them a couple of months to fit in , could be a lot of points dropped by then

  5. If Levy is in the least bit interested in silverware then he’s got a week left to get the two or three players Spurs will need to morph into genuine contenders.
    And if he’s serious about selling a couple of the people identified – he’s sillier than I thought

  6. MP’s quote that “we are working so hard but still it is like the first day of the transfer window” is worthy of a retard and pathetic.All other Premiership clubs are not finding difficulties in buying and selling.He has been conned into signing a new contract and looks pretty stupid.

    As for Daniel Levy, does he not have any pride?For a “ clever and intelligent business man”, he is a laughing stock.

  7. We must keep Toby & as man said pay our players what they are worth. I dont rate Martial, we can buy a forward elsewhere & dont involve United or strengthen them & weaken ourselves. Some youngsters can make the leap, but the lack of any signings is a concern

  8. He should have left for Real Madrid. At least they want to win things and not only do but back their managers and not with false promises.


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