Tottenham will look to young stars instead of dipping into transfer market, insists Pochettino

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he is ready to put faith in the club’s young stars rather than delve into the January transfer window.The Argentine has a growing reputation of a willingness to give younger players a chance in the first team.He has been richly rewarded with the emergence of striker Harry Kane this season, who has proved youth can deliver when it matters with 17 goals in 27 games this term.Playmaker Christian Eriksen has also become a key player at White Hart Lane since signing from Ajax two summers ago, with the 22-year-old netting the winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Sunderland.And the Spurs boss insists he is in no rush to add to his “strong side” over January.“I am very focused on my players in our squad, we have a strong side,” Pochettino said.“It is important to recognise the players that have come through the club’s academy.“We have some real talent and they are starting to knock on my door and this is important for our squad.”last_img read more

Arsenal ‘plotting shock summer swoop’ for Spurs ace also wanted by Man United

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 1 Alderweireld has emerged as a shock target for Arsenal huge blow By taking up the extension, Spurs activated a £25million release clause which kicks in when the summer transfer window opens.So far there have been no official approaches for the 30-year-old, though any bid that matches the release clause has to be accepted up to July 26 – two weeks before the transfer deadline.According to The Sun, Arsenal are said to monitoring the situation of the centre-back, with the Gunners reportedly looking for cut-price deals in the market. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker BEST OF If the Emirates club fail to qualify for the Champions League, they could have as little as £40million to spend in the window to try and get back among the top clubs in the country.Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Alderweireld in recent years, especially last summer, but a deal was vetoed by the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward due to fears Alderweireld could not play as part of a two-man defence.Manchester City may also be willing to pounce on the defender, with injury-prone club captain Vincent Kompany turning 33 last week. REVEALED ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Arsenal are plotting a shock summer move for Tottenham defender and Manchester United target Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.Spurs triggered a 12-month extension on the Belgian’s deal at the beginning of the year after failing to reach an agreement over a new contract. tense Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ last_img read more