Mauricio Pochettino has provided an update on Tottenham’s transfer plans and insists he is ‘calm’ despite a quiet start to the summer window.
Spurs, who finished second last season behind champions Chelsea, are the only Premier League club yet to make a summer signing.
Manchester United have already spent over £100million, Antonio Conte’s squad has been bolstered with three major signings while Arsenal broke their club-record transfer record by bringing Alexandre Lacazette to the Emirates.
‘For us we are so calm and so quiet because we have belief in our squad and our young players pushing from our academy,’ Pochettino told ESPN.
Tottenham's pre-season fixtures
July 22 – PSG (Orlando – International Champions Cup)
July 25 – Roma (New Jersey – International Champions Cup)
July 29 – Man City (Tennessee – International Champions Cup)
August 5 – Juventus (Wembley)
‘We will add maybe a few players but we are so calm because I think we have a very good team and the most important thing for us always is the team.’
After an impressive season at White Hart Lane, in which Tottenham finished seven points behind Chelsea and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Pochettino is hoping for yet more progress next season at Wembley, their temporary home.
‘Next season is a big, big challenge for us. For one, it’s because we moved to Wembley, a different environment for us, a different pitch and stadium, all will be different for us,’ he added.
‘And it is true that we must change our idea because we were very comfortable playing at White Hart Lane.
‘And then, I think because the big sides are investing a lot of money in trying to sign players and trying to improve their squads.’
Despite as of yet failing to secure a summing signing, Tottenham are believed to be keeping tabs on £50million-rated Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez.
The Armenia international is expected to be on the move this summer but his next destination remains unclear with Arsenal and Roma also hoping to strike a deal.
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare confirmed on Friday that the club had ‘politely declined’ an offer from Roma.
‘I think I was quoted as saying on the last press day that there’d been no bids,’ he said.
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‘There was a bid from Roma I was told after so I’d just like to put the record straight on that one.
‘It was politely declined on the basis that it was a low offer. Don’t ask me how much because I don’t know and I don’t get involved in that.’