Tottenham make history by completing no summer signings

Adjust Comment Print

Pochettino added: "I am happy to keep all the squad together, there were many rumours during the summer about players out".

But three months on the north Londoners have finished the summer without bringing in a single player - a first in the Premier League since the transfer window was introduced 15 years ago. That is true, don't believe in £400m, that is the truth.

"Of course we didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it's hard to add". That is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people. And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more. To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that - at the moment, we will see what happens in the next 20 days in Europe.

"Maybe in the mind of everyone they will say "oh Tottenham didn't sign anyone", but to sign for the sake of signing?"

Thomas wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in dominant style
The PGA Championship has seen its share of epic moments over the past century, both at match play (until 1957) and stroke play. It added up to a solid 3-under-par 69 and the prospect of a first win on the LPGA Tour, let alone a first major title.

Pochettino insisted at the end of last season that Tottenham would need to show intent in the market to develop further, but he is still waiting for the first addition to his squad on the final day of the transfer window.

Tottenham kick off their Premier League campaign away against Newcastle on Saturday, and Pochettino is assessing the nine players who reached the World Cup semifinals and only returned to training on Monday.

"If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager". You need to be clever in how you settle your principles, your strategy and to try to win. If all the players today are thinking about a collective target, we can be competitive.

The Scotland worldwide was a key man during a loan spell at Villa Park last season, but as the Villans hit financial difficulty early this summer, they were unable to put anything in place that allowed them to keep the playmaker.