Pochettino: Spurs can’t compete financially

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged that Spurs will struggle to compete with the financial power of the two Manchester clubs.


The Manchester clubs spent heavily in the summer and are the favourites for the Premier League this season. Guardiola splashed the cash (circa £200m+) and Mourinho not far behind – Tottenham’s recruitment was fairly modest.

Pochettino was open when discussing the financial difficulties:

The difference these days between clubs in the Premier League is that there are clubs, like City and United, who sign who they want and when they want,” 

“Then there are big teams, like us, who sign when we can and who we can. It’s the big difference today.

It’s important to understand that it’s not just the transfer fee involved but also the wages that the players want. Tottenham’s strict wage structure has been heavily scrutinised with some unrest in the team and other clubs circling our players.

This could change in the near future with the new stadium and more revenue to come, however, for the moment it is difficult.

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