Mauricio Pochettino says Brexit influenced Tottenham's lack of summer transfers

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Mauricio Pochettino says rising stadium costs, Brexit and building a new training ground were the reasons behind why Tottenham didn't sign any players this summer, according to TeamTalk.

"You saw it with Arsenal when they moved to the Emirates, you can't buy anyone, you have to sell players".

Pochettino added: "We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that". But I am happy to keep all the squad together. That is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people. I think the club is doing an awesome effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, and the lodge is finished at the training ground.

"Then to keep the best players is to be fearless". Now we have players who compete at a high level in the World Cup, we have the captain who lifted the trophy. To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that - at the moment, we will see what happens in the next 20 days in Europe.

Sources told ESPN FC that Grealish is open to the idea of a move to Tottenham as he wants to play in the Premier League and the Champions League.

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Understandably, many fans have been left deflated by the clubs lack of activity but Pochettino insists they have been "brave" and pointed to the fact they've been able to keep their best players after tying the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Davinson Sanchez down to new contracts.

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"I am so proud about them because they were very focused on trying to arrive in a very good condition".

"I am so happy in the way they come back to training on Monday", the boss said. I need their commitment - 25 players with full commitment but not only one week, two weeks, one month, but until January. Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

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