Mauricio Pochettino shares the first question every player asks him before signing for Tottenham

head coach Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in...

Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to sign top level players over the past year.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke to reporters yesterday, ahead of his side's clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday, and admitted that it is difficult to sign strikers of a certain calibre due to the fact that they already have Harry Kane amongst their ranks, as quoted by Football.London.

Spurs failed to sign a single player during the summer transfer window, but their first XI remains as arguably one of the strongest in Europe.


Pochettino does have Fernando Llorente in reserve, whilst Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura can both play as auxiliary front-men.

Tottenham fans have been crying out for another established striker to provide more competition for Kane, however.

The Spurs boss spoke to reporters yesterday, and shared the first question that every striker and his agent asks him when discussing a potential transfer to the north London outfit, as quoted by Football.London:

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"It's difficult, because you're talking about top players like Harry Kane. It's not easy for a striker to come here and compete. It's football. Look at the big teams, look what happens at Barcelona. There's Luis Suarez but Paco Alcacer needed to move away and now at Borussia Dortmund he's doing a fantastic job and scoring goals. Because football is difficult to play with two or three strikers. If you want to dominate games you need more midfielders than strikers. There are many things. But of course when you want to sign a striker, always they say 'why do you want me when you have Harry Kane?'. That's true and that's right, that's the first question from the agent or the player when you meet the player of course."

The January transfer window is just around the corner, and Pochettino will once again be under real pressure to add some real quality to his Tottenham squad.

Whether he does, though, remains to be seen.

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