Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that the cost of the new stadium could affect what they spend on new players.
Spurs were the first side in Premier League history not to bring any new faces in since the summer transfer window’s inception, though they have gone on to enjoy their joint-best start to a Premier League season.
Spurs are not as cash-rich as the teams they are competing with at the top of the league and they are also building a new stadium with costs rising towards 1billion.
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Pochettino has hinted that their new home – which is still not ready – could affect their clout in the transfer market.
“That can be one reason,” Pochettino said. “Another reason is the philosophy or the plan or how we want to behave on the market or the idea to develop.
“The pressure of Tottenham is maybe different today and the reality is different at other clubs that are competing for the same things.
“It is normal when a club like Tottenham is spending the type of money it’s spending on a new stadium, to have the possibility to spend the same money that another club. I don’t want to say namesit’s like we are in the same race but we have completely different vehicles.
“But the competition is only one. When you compete you compete. You play against 11 players from different clubs.
“The people forgot, the competition is one but you need to compare the teams with reality and circumstances.
“Sometimes you say the result was 2-1 or 3-0 or like this, but you say this team was better or need to improve or whatever.”