Loan Moves In The Offing
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino says he believes players could leave the club before the transfer window closes in much of Europe at the end of the month.
Spurs failed to sign any new players in the Premier League transfer window that closed last Thursday. The deadline in Italy is today while in Spain, France and Germany – among others – signings can be made until 31 August.
“Maybe, yes, we are going to see if some players believe that they can achieve their goals in another club,” Pochettino said at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s home game with Fulham at Wembley.
“Maybe they are going to move. Different individual things can happen in the next few weeks.
“If some player is not happy because he needs to play or believes he can play more at another team, or needs to change the environment, or needs a new challenge or motivation, I told them that I am open to find the solution.”
Central defender Toby Alderweireld is being linked with interest from Bayern Munich. Full-back Danny Rose was linked earlier this month with Schalke 04 and is now wanted by Paris Saint-Germain. Midfielder Georges-Kevin Nkoudo is the subject of a loan bid from Bundesliga side Mainz.
“I want people who feel happy to be involved here every day, happy to be in the place that the manager, who is the boss, puts you, and I think that is the only way to success,” he added.
“If we are 25 players, 40 or 50 staff, fans, board altogether, working for the same objective, which is to win games. That is why I am so open to fix problems. I don’t want anyone upset or unhappy, or with negative feelings here.”
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko is also being linked with a move away from Tottenham. Serie A giants Inter Milan are being linked, but when asked on Thursday whether he plans to stay with Spurs this season the France international replied simply “yes”.