English Premiership

Levy finally breaks silence on lack of Spurs signings

Mauricio Pochettino (Getty Images)
Mauricio Pochettino (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Daniel Levy says the reason Tottenham Hotspur didn't sign anyone during the most recent transfer window was because Mauricio Pochettino "didn’t want to sign someone for the sake of it".

It was not made clear who Spurs were after except for the possible acquisition of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, although a move failed to materialise.

The north London club ultimately started the new season with the same squad they ended the previous campaign.

And speaking to the clubs supporters trust last week, Levy explained why Spurs became the first Premier League side to ever not to make a single signing during the off-season.

Levy was reported on Football365 as saying: "...the club had based the summer window on certain assumptions that some players might be leaving and certain targets would be available.

"(Pochettino) "didn't want to sign someone for the sake of it. He felt there were sufficient players in the squad, and that those coming back from injury would be like new signings."

Spurs have spent heavily on their new stadium which is close to being finished, with Levy adding: "...the stadium won't directly impact on the transfer policy. There is a certain amount earmarked for transfers and the club can only spend what is available."