Pochettino unfazed by Spurs’ quiet transfer window


That led to Spurs becoming the first Premier League club to go through a summer transfer window without additions since its introduction in 2003.

Bookies Ladbrokes are offering odds on on six players to join Tottenham today at odds of 8/1 or shorter - and some interesting names feature.

The club were linked with a number of names, notably Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, for who they had a £25million bid rejected on Wednesday.

With the Premier League transfer market closing at 1600 GMT, Tottenham are set to be the only top-flight side not to make a signing since the end of last season.

Mauricio Pochettino is not expecting Tottenham Hotspur to make any signings before Thursday's deadline but insists he is happy with his squad and that the club can make forward strides this season.

Asked why the club have struggled to recruit players this summer, Pochettino replied: "The market was insane".

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Tottenham expected to offload Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele - who only has a year left on his contract - at the start of the summer but have so far retained all three. If we have all the squad thinking as individuals rather than as a collective game, you can not achieve what you want and can not succeed.

"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players". [It's about] if you really need [them] or not and then if you can get your target or not.

"Our targets are always in the same level of Real Madrid or Manchester United or Manchester City, but for different circumstances we can not achieve that".

"I am not anxious, not sad, I am so happy. We hope he's still our player by Friday", Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC West Midlands earlier this week.

Pochettino does accept how the lack of activity might be viewed externally, but is happy with the club's vision.

We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players. If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together.