TOTTENHAM WOULD NOT COMPETE WITH RICHER CLUBS OVER WAGES

Tottenham will not try to compete with clubs offering huge wages to transfer targets, says boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs will finish second in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League group stages for a second year in a row, but Pochettino says that is not enough to attract certain players.

“If some club is paying double the salary, then how can you convince them?” said the Argentine.

“It’s all about if you pay or not when we talk about top players.”

The 45-year-old added: “You need younger players, like [England midfielder] Dele Alli, who preferred to come here than another club.

“We took a big risk on Dele and now he is a massive player, one of the most important in England. But who took the risk? Us.”

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