Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that the club will do everything it can to improve the playing squad this summer, but the North London outfit will likely struggle to match the finances of the other top teams in England.
Spurs fans have been desperate to see the club splash the cash in a statement of intent, but Daniel Levy’s wage structure remains in place.
As such, Tottenham have missed out on key targets over recent years, with the Lilywhites paying the least money out of the Premier League’s top six.
Pochettino has stated that Spurs already have ‘priority targets’ in mind and will work to land them early in the summer.
“The number of players will be limited, like every season, and the market today is going up,” Sky Sports quote him as saying.
“But in the end there is a number of players who can help you improve. Then of course if you have a strong financial side you can go buy some players.
“But of course it is not new for us – we have priority players to sign but they go to a club with more money.
“You say, ‘OK, we need to find another option’. Sometimes you need to sign opportunities when you can’t get your top priorities.
“To be sure it is complicated. It will be a new experience for everyone because the transfer window is going to close before the start of the season. No one knows what will happen.
“Of course we are working to deliver what is best for the team. It won’t be easy but we are going to try.”
Tottenham have been caught out at times this season as the lack of proven strength in depth has resulted in the lack of a Plan B at times.
This means Spurs rely on key players – with Harry Kane being rushed back from injury a classic example.
Keeping Pochettino and the majority of the important players at the club will be Tottenham’s priority this summer, but the addition of a few recognisable international stars would be a big boost.
The transfer window opens next Friday and will close on August 9 – Spurs getting their business done early would be a big boost for the club – but Levy has a reputation of leaving deals to the last minute.