Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly only cash in on some of their fringe players when their World Cup stars return.
According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur have no intention of selling any of their players this summer until they welcome back some of those currently at the World Cup.
With a pre-season tour fast approaching, it could be seen as a sensible approach from a Spurs side that will be hoping to push on again next season. Yet, on the flip-side, there is the prospect that suitors will move on to other targets, potentially leaving manager Mauricio Pochettino with players he has no intention of using when everyone is available.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy also risks not adding to his transfer kitty, given that the English window closes on 9 August, leaving just 41 days for the famously tough negotiator to do his business.
It remains to be seen if it would be better to hold on to the entire squad until some of Tottenham’s World Cup contingent are back from holiday, ensuring a full quota for the International Champions Cup next month.
However the change in the transfer window has moved the goal posts in a summer when deals could already go to the wire given events in Russia.
Tottenham will need to make additional changes as they attempt to reach the next level and finally bring some silverware back to North London but, with some of their targets likely to be with their countries for now, and with any departures reportedly delayed, it could be a while before Levy gets out that famous chequebook.