Pochettino pretends Tottenham have signed five new players

Matt Stead

Mauricio Pochettino is pretending that the slew of first-team players extending their Tottenham contracts is “like signing five new players”.

Tottenham are one of just two Premier League clubs yet to sign a player this summer, alongside Burnley.

The north London side typically wait until late in the transfer window to act, but some supporters have grown restless with the deadline just 16 days away.

Pochettino has sought to appease them by pointing out that Michel Vorm has signed a new contract.

Asked whether he was worried about inactivity, the Tottenham manager replied: “No. Like all season, we are focusing on trying to improve the team, developing our players and focusing on our players. That is most important.

“We’re working hard trying to improve the squad. It’s a market that has only started to move very quickly after the World Cup and then this season the transfer window closes on 9 August.

“Be sure that we are going to do some movement but like always, we’re working hard. No rash decisions. I’m not worried.

“I’m happy preparing the team to arrive in the best condition for the first Premier League game.

“And of course, very happy with players who have signed new contracts like Harry Kane, Son, Lamela, Davinson and Michel Vorm – that’s like signing five new players.”


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