Mauricio Pochettino’s willingness to give first-team opportunities to young players gives Tottenham the edge in the transfer market, according to I News.
They claim that although Spurs will only pay young footballers around a fifth of the wages the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are willing to shell out, the fact that Pochettino offers a pathway to the first team is worth more.
I News also state that the opportunity to play under Pochettino is as much of a draw as the opportunity to play in Germany, where Jadon Sancho has been so impressive for Tottenham’s Champions League last 16 opponents Borussia Dortmund.
And further weight is added to the idea that Pochettino is a pulling factor for Tottenham comes as ESPN report that Juan Foyth was persuaded to shun the greater riches on offer at French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
After Tottenham have gone two straight transfer windows without signing anyone, their record in the market has come under scrutiny.
It’s fair to say that they need a boost in an ever-inflating marketplace and the fact that Pochettino can draw players in with greater opportunities is a much-needed boost.
It also serves to underline the importance of Pochettino to what Tottenham are building and how he continues to knit it all together.