Danny Mills has claimed Tottenham are holding back on finalising any new signings due to uncertainty over Mauricio Pochettino’s future.
The Londoners have been actively trying to strengthen their squad since the Premier League season ended nearly a month ago.
They have been in advanced talks to sign winger Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham and have also tabled multiple bids for Real Betis attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, former England defender Mills suggested potential signings will hold off on putting pen to paper while Pochettino’s situation is unclear, and the club will also be reluctant.
“Of course, all transfers will be up in the air,” he explained. “Players want to sign because they want to play for Pochettino. If they are unsure if he is still the manager, a lot of players won’t sign.
“Tottenham will not pay the wages of the elite clubs. It will matter massively who the manager and coaching staff is.
“From the club’s point of view, the targets may be players Pochettino wants, so they might wait on pushing deals through at the moment.”
Pochettino has strongly suggested in a series of media briefings since the end of the domestic season that he could leave if he is not properly backed in the transfer market this summer.
The north Londoners have failed to sign any players in the last two transfer windows, and the manager has claimed the club need to be ambition to challenge for trophies.