Tottenham make history by completing no summer signings

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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.

Spurs were the only Premier League club not to make a summer signing after their move for Jack Grealish collapsed but Pochettino said: "What the club is doing is showing it is so courageous".

The tonic to that lack of transfer activity is that Spurs have been able to keep all of their top stars, with a number of them tied down to new deals.

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"With Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 percent more - that is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people - and then keeping the best players, for me [that] is to be courageous". I think the club is doing an awesome effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, and the lodge is finished at the training ground.

"The club made a massive effort to extend contracts like Harry Kane", he said.

"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 in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.

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"If you cannot add players who can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best player". Now we have players who compete at a high level in the World Cup, we have the captain who lifted the trophy. I think it is clear what is going on and how we are going to move in the future.

Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele were all expected to leave this summer, and they still could if they are willing to move overseas. He played a key part in Bruce's side as they finished fourth, before losing to Fulham in the play-off final.

Spurs failed to sign Jack Grealish on Deadline Day as Aston Villa stood firm on their refusal to sell at any price.

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If Spurs decide not to cash in, they must attempt to try and get Alderweireld to commit to a new deal. "I need their commitment, 25 players will full commitment but not only [for] one week, two weeks, one month". And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.