Mauricio Pochettino says Brexit influenced Tottenham's lack of summer transfers

Mauricio Pochettino

It was reported Spurs had a £25m bid for Grealish rejected earlier this week as Villa's new owners have insisted that the England under-21 worldwide would not leave before the transfer deadline on Thursday.

Grealish's future has been in doubt after Villa failed to clinch promotion to the Premier League last season, with Spurs, Leicester City and West Ham United all linked with the 22-year-old.

What the club is doing, is showing, it is so fearless.

But, although the Argentinian on Thursday conceded the transfer window would probably close without a fresh face arriving, he was adamant it was still a good period for his team.

Pochettino has revealed that Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris are at differing stages of fitness, but some will feature at St James' Park.

When talking in a media session about Spurs' opening fixture against Newcastle this Saturday lunchtime, Pochettino addressed the rumours, saying: "We didn't receive (any offer) for any player".

"Maybe in the mind of everyone they will say "oh Tottenham didn't sign anyone", but to sign for the sake of signing?"




"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together". It's about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not. "I am really, really, really, really, really happy".

"Then to keep the best players is to be courageous".

"We're going to be competitive".

"And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30% more, and then keep the best players".

Spurs have managed to finish in the top four in the last three seasons under Argentinean coach Mauricio Pochettino to enforce a power shift in north London.

"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said.

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