Georginio Wijnaldum wanted to join Spurs…

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed in pre match press interviews that he wanted to join Spurs before he finally signed for Liverpool this summer but the North London club could not afford him.

The Dutch midfielder, 25, revealed he even visited the home of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to discuss a potential move and when he left told his agent; “I am joining Spurs.”

“Pochettino is a terrific manager, if you look at the way his teams play. I was impressed with what he had to say.

“He set out his way of working and I was convinced he could improve any player no matter what age they are. His method gives players such specific duties they become better as a result.

“I saw Spurs as being a very good fit for me — but we were unable to agree financial terms with them.

“With hindsight, though, that was not a disaster.”

These revelations are once again sure to anger many Spurs fans who feel that chairman Daniel Levy through penny pinching often lets players slip through the net and clearly this is a player that manager Pochettino wanted.  Since this it should also be noted that Spurs head of recruitment Paul Mitchell has resigned, perhaps this is an example of why he believes he cannot work for Daniel Levy?

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