Mauricio Pochettino and his Tottenham Hotspur players will be preparing for the Champions League final.
Tottenham Hotspur academy coach Bradley Allen has stated that funds will be available ‘across the summer’ for Mauricio Pochettino to bring in ‘new signings’.
The North London club have not signed a player for two transfer windows now and following the completion of their stadium move after the turn of the year, it remains to be seen what level of transfer activity will take place at the club.
Pochettino has more than proved his worth this season because he has guided Spurs to a top-four finish in the Premier League and now they are preparing for a Champions League final.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live (12/05/2019 at 2:05 pm), Allen shared his thoughts on Pochettino and Daniel Levy’s relationship and what could happen when the transfer window re-opens.
“They do have a strong relationship,” Allen told BBC Radio 5 Live. “I think there will be funds for him I am led to believe across the summer for new signings to come in. They had this quite unbelievable new stadium now for the supporters.
“The expectation levels are going to rise. Whether he can continue to do it in the same manner with some reduced playing squad compared to his competitors, I think that’s the point he’s trying to make. I think he will want a few new recruits if at all possible to come in and give them that depth in the squad if they are going to be challenging on a number of fronts.
On Poch being more comfortable nurturing youngsters than signing ready-made superstars: “Possibly he is. He did that previously at Southampton and Espanyol. You look at the way he has transformed Sissoko and Moura. He can improve players from within. Look at the performances of Son. They have gone up each season.”
Tottenham potentially spending money this summer will be music to the ears of the supporters, the players and most importantly the manager.
Spurs are trying to take that next step in English football, but it is clearly evident that Pochettino needs a much stronger squad in order for him to compete on a more regular basis.
If he can add fresh legs to his squad for next season then it will make them a force to be reckoned with considering what he has done with such limited resources.
But for now, the club will be preparing for arguably the biggest night in their history because Liverpool stand in their way of lifting their first Champions League crown.