Boss ready to spend

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out the club splashing out on a big transfer in the closing weeks of August.

Tottenham: Boss ready to spend Tottenham: Boss ready to spend

Spurs moved early to snap up Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen, who will provide cover for the suspended Mousa Dembele and Harry Kane respectively, but Pochettino is still keen to complete further business this summer.

When asked if he could still do some major transfer work before the window shuts, Pochettino replied in the positive but claimed he will not be spending big money just to keep up with Premier League rivals.

“Yes, maybe yes. We are open to add one or two players, or maybe no-one,” the 44-year-old said.

“If we have the possibility to sign some players that can improve us, then we are open.

“But I think it’s very difficult to find players with this profile because we already have very good players and because of the way we work and our philosophy.”

Tottenham have so far forked out less than £30million – a figure that pales in comparison to the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, with United’s deal to sign Paul Pogba almost three times that amount alone.

Pochettino believes his rivals’ readiness to spend big is a sign of desperation.

“I’m not worried about that,” he said. “When you spend a lot of money, it’s because you are worried about your squad and desperate to improve it.

“I’m very happy with my players and because of that I’m very quiet and relaxed. I trust my squad 100 per cent.”

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