Mauricio Pochettino calls Tottenham's summer transfer inactivity 'brave'

Mauricio Pochettino

It was reported Spurs had a £25m bid for Grealish rejected earlier this week as Villa's new owners have insisted that the England under-21 global would not leave before the transfer deadline on Thursday.

Tottenham tried multiple times to get a late deal done for Aston Villa sensation Jack Grealish - but the Midlands club refused to sell their star man and now the club are left with the same set of players heading into the new campaign.

Sawiris recently announced that Spurs have had a £25m bid rejected for the Villa academy graduate.

What the club is doing, is showing, it is so courageous. - England striker Harry Kane, Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, South Korea forward Son Heung-min and England defender Kieran Trippier have all signed new contracts since May.

"I am so proud about them because they were very focused on trying to arrive in a very good condition".

Pochettino said: "I don't have news now and to do so before the deadline would be so hard". Of course, we are open to improving but if you can't improve the most important is to keep your best team and players. 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.

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"I am not anxious, I am not sad, I am so happy".

"It's true our targets are always the same level as Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid but for different circumstances we can't achieve that".

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has said he will decide after training on Friday which of his players who played at the World Cup will be available.

"We're going to be competitive".

And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more, and then keep the best players.

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

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