The frustration of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino over the club’s tendency to leave business late in the transfer window will see the club change tactics this summer, according to a journalist.
Alistair Gold, who is the Tottenham correspondent for football.london, claimed in a live question and answer on the website (16/05, 13:22) that Spurs would be looking to get new signings in quickly ahead of their pre-season trip to the United States, in order to give the Argentine boss a chance to work with them as much as possible.
The Lilywhites left much of their transfer dealings until the final weeks of the window 12 months ago, and prolonged negotiations over Lucas Moura saw him put pen to paper on deadline day in January, so a change to securing early business will have the fans revelling in the news.
Football Insider verdict
If any side’s fans have learned the meaning of patience then it is the Tottenham faithful, who have been left watching on from the sidelines while many of their rivals have a blast in the toy box that is the transfer window. However, leaving it late has not meant a lack of success and if waiting is the cost that comes with securing top quality signings such as Davinson Sanchez, then you can be sure that Spurs fans would continue to have things the way they are. Still, they will be looking forward to seeing which direction the club take early on, and it could well dictate the tone of the entire summer. Of course, exits out of north London will also play a big role in the Lilywhites’ recruitment and making sure Pochettino has a squad full of both quality and depth is the priority as the club look to continue their impressive growth of recent seasons.