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Pochettino hints Brexit influenced Spurs' lack of transfers

Pochettino hints Brexit influenced Spurs' lack of transfers

Tottenham will move into a new 62,000-seater stadium in September after playing their first "home" game against Fulham at Wembley Stadium where they lodged last season.

Mauricio Pochettino has told Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele to forget about their futures and concentrate on Tottenham.

Tottenham are yet to sign a player this summer and moves for players such as Jack Grealish have stalled as Aston Villa have changed their tune on his the winger's future at the club.

The tonic to that lack of transfer activity is that Spurs have been able to keep all of their top stars, with a number of them tied down to new deals.

"I think we have a very competitive squad, of course that we are hoping to improve, but if you can not improve the most important thing is trying to keep your best team, your best players".

However, the Spurs boss could see his squad stretched this weekend as an update on TottenhamHotspur.com confirmed the north Londoners will be without at least six players for the trip to the north east to face Newcastle. 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".

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

Mauricio Pochettino has conceded that Tottenham Hotspur are going to struggle to bring in any players in the remaining hours of the Premier League transfer window.

"If you cannot add players who can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best player".

But Pochettino has warned that he will demand full commitment from anyone who is still at the club after the continental window closes.

Spurs were the only Premier League club not to make a summer signing after their move for Jack Grealish collapsed but Pochettino said: "What the club is doing is showing it is so fearless".