Harry Kane wants Tottenham stay after Manchester United transfer link


In comparison, the team they are chasing at the top, Chelsea, have so far spent over £100m on the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Alvaro Morata. Thus far, their only activity this summer was selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City.

Arsenal and Liverpool have both also broke their transfer records already on Alexandre Lacazette and Mohamed Salah respectively, but Pochettino has told fans to rest easy.

Pochettino, however, is not daunted by his rivals' big-name additions and insists Spurs are content to operate with a different philosophy that puts an increased focus on developing the club's academy players.

In an interview with ESPN FC, he said: "The last two seasons, we improved a lot".

And while Pochettino concedes next season will present a "big, big challenge" as Tottenham make the temporary move to Wembley while their new stadium is being constructed, his commitment to developing his existing players and encouraging an exciting brand of football played by talented youngsters appears to remain unwavering.

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Late in the day he moved to Spurs for £30m but failed to make an impression on the White Hart Lane first team. It's just a matter of how you see a team, how the players are.

However, according to French publication L'Equipe, there is also interest from a number of English clubs, including Everton. "Christian Eriksen's goal was unbelievable, but I think mine was better!"

Having rebuilt ex-Spurs winger Chadli's career at West Brom, Baggies boss Tony Pulis allegedly believes he can do the same with Sissoko, and Tottenham will be more than willing to negotiate selling one of their biggest flops in recent memory.

"I think in football, money can help you build a better squad or bring in players with talent but it's not only money, you need to be creative, you need to be clever". And for a manager to say that - that it doesn't matter about age or anything - that gives us great confidence as young academy players.