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Coaches hate losing key players in a transfer period, but they can’t stop other clubs from showing their interest, and Mauricio Pochettino seems to have… embraced that, looking at the positives of having top Tottenham players targeted by ‘big-spender’ clubs.
That is a good signal for us, that other clubs are talking about our players. It means we have good players. But it’s rumours
the Argentine manager told reporters when asked what is going on with Eric Dier and Manchester United.
The Tottenham manager avoided expanding on the subject, but deep down he must feel very satisfied with the fact that the club have so far, in this transfer window, sold only one player, and at a great price.
Kyle Walker was transferred to Manchester City at a record fee (for a full-back), and Tottenham’s next move was to sign a new contract with Kieran Trippier, who is going to replace Walker in that position.
From all prominent football figures in Britain, no other is a bigger admirer of Tottenham’s way of doing things than the very man who wants to take Dier from them, Jose Mourinho.
Everybody speaks about the dimension of the investment at Man City, but there is another team that I feel the dimension of their investment is also phenomenal: Tottenham
the Manchester United manager told reporters a few days ago.
I think until now they spent zero pounds, right? For me the dimension of their investment is amazing. They keep everybody they want to keep. They keep Dele Alli, Kane and Alderweireld, they keep Eric Dier, they keep everyone they want to keep. They sold Kyle Walker I think because they wanted to sell. And probably because they think Trippier is as good as Walker. And he’s younger than Walker. They keep everyone they want to keep
Mourinho has said, indirectly praising Pochettino as well, whom he holds in high esteem even since his days in Real Madrid.
When the Portuguese left the Spanish giants, he passed them a note with recommendations regarding who would make an excellent Real Madrid coach one day, and Pochettino‘s name was in there, in times when the Argentine wasn’t as ‘big’ a coach as these days.