Pochettino: This is what Levy has told me about Tottenham summer transfer plans
By Harvey Byrne
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed chairman Daniel Levy has told him Tottenham will only sell the players they want to this summer.
The north London club are currently attracting a lot of suitors to their star players as they sit in second place in the Premier League table with six matches to go.
There seems to be heavy speculation around the futures of trio Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker, who have all shone for Pochettino this season and given the club have previously sold the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick at their peak, some fans may be starting to get worried.
However, Pochettino has told how Levy has assured him the club won’t be selling players they don’t want to lose as the club doesn’t need the money.
“I think because we are doing good things, the clubs with a lot of potential are focused on our players, on our talented players,” told Pochettino, as quoted by the News and Star.
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“But it is important, I told you, because my relationship with Daniel Levy is so close so far – you know the relationship between chairman and manager can change in a moment!
“The players that we want to keep, we will keep, because he said to me ‘we don’t need money’. If we sell some players it is because we want to sell some players.
“We will sell players because of the players we want to sign. For our fans, it is so clear that all the decisions we take are for the reason to try to improve the team, to try to be more competitive next season.”
Tottenham have been on an upward curve since Pochettino was appointed manager from Southampton in the summer of 2014.
In his first season in charge he led Spurs to a fifth place finish before moving two places further in the last campaign with a third placing.
He is now on course to improve on that once more this time around with five points separating Tottenham in second from Liverpool in third with the Reds playing two games extra.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Wilfried Zaha is set to open new contract talks with Crystal Palace.