Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to football.london that he has changed his mind on how many signings he expects to make and hinted at departures.
The Spurs boss has made no secret in recent weeks that he wanted four new signings this window and after the deals for Aouthampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez were done, we asked Pochettino if that meant just two more players were coming in before the transfer window closes or whether it would actually be more.
“Yes. I said four players before? Ok, one ‘keeper plus four. Maybe three more,” the Argentine admitted.
football.london also quizzed him whether Austrian international Kevin Wimmer, linked with West Brom, Stoke and Crystal Palace, would be leaving the club this summer and the Tottenham manager admitted that players would leave in the coming days.
“I cannot speak about rumours but you can find the names,” he said. I don’t need to tell the names because I think you know the players that have not played too much over the last season.
“They want to feel alive and play more. And maybe some clubs can guarantee they can play more next season.”
Pochettino would not comment on a move for PSG right-back Serge Aurier, but said people at the club were working hard on new signings.
“I am confident. We are working hard. We are trying to strengthen the squad and to bring in a few players more. From our chairman Daniel [Levy] and Steve [Hitchen] our chief scout we are trying to bring in the right profile.
“We are working hard, a big effort from the club to strengthen our squad. I think it is so exciting now. We have ahead the Premier League and the Champions League, it’s so exciting. We are going to play against the last Champions League winner in Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia.
“We are so motivated and the club is excited too to try to strengthen the squad and be more competitive.”