Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned Spurs fans that the club faces a complicated transfer window this coming summer.
Despite failing to win any silverware once again, Spurs have had a good campaign – booking their spot in the Champions League once again after a campaign which saw them go toe to toe with some of Europe’s best in the shape of Real Madrid and Juventus.
However, Pochettino has conceded that this transfer window could be difficult for the north London club as their rivals continue to spend big.
Speaking to reporters ahead of Spurs’ last match of the season, the Argentine said: “The number of players will be limited, like every season, and the market today is going up. The last few seasons have become crazy, no?”
He added: “But of course it is not new for us – we have priority players to sign but they go to a club with more money. Sometimes you need to sign opportunities when you can’t get your top priorities.”
Whilst Pochettino will be frustrated by Spurs relative lack of funds compared to other clubs, he was keen to underline that the 2017/18 season had been positive for the club.
“A lot of amazing things happened. To beat Real Madrid, to finish top of our Champions League group, when it was Dortmund, Madrid, amazing victories at Wembley against Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United, nearly all the teams,” he raved.
As well as signing priority players, Pochettino will be hoping to hold onto key men such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Danny Rose this summer as rumours begin to circulate about whether Spurs’ wage structure will allow the club to hold onto their stars.