Tottenham manger Mauricio Pochettino has become the latest manager to denounce big-spending clubs, arguing that it is a sign of desperation.
A number of bosses this summer have expressed concern at how out of control the situation has become, with tens of millions being spent at will on individual players.
Spurs have been among the lower spenders in the Premier League this summer, with the £18m striker and £12m midfielder Victor Wanyama this summer. They were in talks to sign Marseille forward Georges-Kévin Nkoudou for a further £12m, but that move, for now at least, would appear to have broken down.
Manchester United and Manchester City, in stark contrast, have spend around £150m each as both look to return to the summit of English football.
Tottenham finished ahead of both clubs in the table last year, and Pochettino insists that he is happy with his squad, and his transfer policy, going into the new season.
“When you spend a lot of money, it’s because you are worried about your squad and desperate to improve it. I’m very happy with my players and because of that I’m very quiet and relaxed. I trust my squad 100 percent.”
Despite this, Pochettino went on to state that he would look to bring in one or two more players if the circumstances allowed, particularly with Champions League football to consider.
“We are open to add maybe one or two players,
“But it is very difficult to find this profile because we have a very good squad, in the way that we work and our philosophy. So it is a very difficult market for us. If we can find the players that can improve us, sure we are open to sign one or two more.”
Pochettino was speaking to the media ahead of his side’s Premier League opener against Everton on Saturday.