Pochettino gives Tottenham transfer update, fans will be hugely encouraged
By Harvey Byrne
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Tottenham are in the market for up to three more signings before the transfer window shuts.
Spurs have made only two senior signings this summer, with midfielder Victor Wanyama joining from Southampton and striker Vincent Janssen being prised from Holland.
Wanyama played the full 90 minutes of the opening-day 1-1 Premier League draw at Everton on Saturday, while Janssen came off the bench after 56 minutes as a replacement for Eric Dier.
The Argentine boss has spoken ahead of the clash against Crystal Palace at the weekend and has revealed that he is still in the market for more additions.
Sky Sports claim on their website that Tottenham have been working on a deal to sign attacking midfielder Kevin-Georges N’Koudou from Marseille and Pochettino strongly suggested the 21-year-old may not be the only new arrival before the transfer window shuts.
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“I am very happy [with Tottenham’s transfer activity this summer]. I know this is difficult in this crazy business that today is football,” said Pochettino on Thursday, as quoted by Sky Sports’ transfer centre blog (3.24pm).
“We try [to bring more players in]. We hope to sign one, two or three players – or maybe no-one. It depends on many things that will happen. We will try to find some players to sign.”
The words of the manager will be of encouragement to supporters, who will have noted the lack of experience of the substitutes at Goodison Park.
Rookies Josh Onomah, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Harry Winks were all on the bench even though they have minimal first-team experience.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Lazio are interested in signing midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.