Tottenham Hotspur’s comeback victory over Watford on Wednesday could mean the club don’t do any business on transfer deadline day.
Mauricio Pochettino spoke after his side’s positive result against the Hornets at Wembley, reiterating his belief that the club will not sanction any incomings before Thursday’s 11pm deadline.
He told reporters, as quoted by Goal: “I am going to talk now with my chief scout Steve Hitchen, I am going to ask for some news. I expect that maybe some player is going to leave but I do not expect that we are going to add to the squad.
“I am going to talk because I want some news, but not because I am expecting to sign a player.”
Spurs’ last new signing remains Lucas Moura, who was purchased from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018.
The club infamously signed no one last summer, but impressively they have remained in the top three for most of the season.
Watford win may prevent activity
Tottenham ran out 2-1 winners against Watford – but it would have been interesting to see Pochettino’s stance had they lost again.
Spurs went into the game having gone out of the Carabao and FA Cups last week.
They have two influential players out injured in Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Had Spurs been beaten by the Hornets then fans may well have seen some activity on deadline day out of desperation.
Three straight defeats and two significant injuries might well have been cause to dip into the market, but it would now seem that fans will go a second consecutive window without seeing a new face.