Tottenham Hotspur expected to imminently complete first summer signing

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to imminently complete their first summer with the arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, according to the Daily Mail.

Both clubs have been locked in negotiations over a deal for the player for weeks, although there looks to have finally been a breakthrough with the deal now close to completion.

Spurs are currently one homegrown player short from being able to register a full 25-man squad, meaning they will only be allowed 24 players, which has led to their pursuit of Grealish.

Grealish imminent

Jack Grealish

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Cardiff City at Villa Park on November 26, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Tottenham could be on the verge of completing their first summer signing with Grealish now close to sealing a move to the North London club.

Spurs have been locked in talks with the Midlands club over a deal for one of their star men and now a deal appears to be close.

However, the English midfielder could be the only addition Spurs will make this summer, with no deals particularly close with just nine days remaining.

“I cannot tell you if we’re going to sign one”

Mauricio Pochettino

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 05: Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur may not add to their squad during this summer’s transfer window, despite the news about Grealish.

Spurs and Burnley are now the only two Premier League clubs not to have made signings this summer and Pochettino is unsure whether that will change with just nine days remaining.

Tottenham, under Daniel Levy, have become notoriously late movers in the transfer window, but even by his standards, the North London club are sure cutting it fine.

Pochettino is facing a mammoth task heading into the new Premier League campaign with a number of his stars returning from the World Cup, suffering injuries and no new additions.

During his five-year stint in North London, Pochettino has done a sterling job in keeping Spurs competitive whilst working under real financial constraints compared his top-six rivals.

However, this season he faces his toughest task, having seen Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all make significant signings during the transfer window.

The Argentine was unable to offer Tottenham supporters any encouragement in terms of potential incomings, as he admitted that he is unsure whether the club will strengthen with new arrivals.

Pochettino said:

“Last season I told you some numbers, but this season we don’t know.

“I don’t know if we are going to sign or not. We’re working on that.

“I cannot tell you if we’re going to sign one, zero or two or three or four.

“It’s true that it’s so close, the transfer window is so close, but the club’s doing everything to help the team and add some players, more quality, and try to help us in the season to achieve what we want.”

 

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