Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has told The Daily Mail that club chairman Daniel Levy is doing all he can to add to the squad.
The Premier League outfit have signed four players so far this season: Kevin Wimmer from FC Koln, Kieran Trippier from Burnley, Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid and Clinton N’Jie from Lyon.
Spurs are also looking to recruit Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion, and Pochettino has stated that Levy is doing his best to secure the services of the striker before the end of the summer transfer window next month.
“The chairman, Daniel Levy, is working hard,” the Argentine told The Daily Mail. “He is trying to bring in the player that we want and I think that we have confidence in him. I trust him.”
Pochettino’s comments about Levy are encouraging, as they make it clear that behind the scenes the Tottenham chairman is working very hard to sign Berahino.
It is not easy to sign players, and negotiations can drag on for weeks, even months. Patience is needed.
According to The Daily Mail, Tottenham’s initial offer of £18 million for Berahino has been rejected, which means that the North London outfit will now have to make a second and improved bid.
West Brom may or may not accept the second offer from Spurs, and it is up to Levy to convince his Baggies counterpart to part company with Berahino.
Such negotiations take time, as the selling clubs play hardball and are not always willing to part ways with their best assets without a fight.
While many Tottenham fans will be frustrated that the club have not signed Berahino yet, they should be encouraged by Pochettino’s comments as they show that Levy is doing his best.