Mauricio Pochettino says his side are BOLD for not signing anyone

Mauricio Pochettino says his side are BOLD for not signing anyone

Aston Villa's new executive chairman Nassef Sawiris has reportedly told Tottenham Hotspur and any other clubs interested in Jack Grealish that the midfielder is not for sale.

It all means Tottenham head in to the new campaign with exactly the same squad that finished last season so only time will tell whether it was the right decision not to invest in the team this summer.

Sawiris recently announced that Spurs have had a £25m bid rejected for the Villa academy graduate. There were also new contracts for the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris.

"We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", Pochettino said. At a press conference hours before the transfer deadline the Argentinian all but confirmed there would be no signings, but declared himself happy with the situation and warned his players he expects them to feel the same way too.

"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".




But, although the Argentinian on Thursday conceded the transfer window would probably close without a fresh face arriving, he was adamant it was still a good period for his team. But I am happy to keep all the squad together. "I am sure we are going to be better, no doubt about that".

Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele have all been linked with moves away from Tottenham this summer, and Pochettino has asked for their "commitment" for their new season, which begins against Newcastle United this weekend.

"Then to keep the best players is to be fearless".

"That maybe looks bad because of the perception and history of football but that is our decision - to keep the best players and to keep the squad".

"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said.

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