Tottenham Hotspur have had a low key transfer window, just bringing in 4 players for a relatively modest £21.5 million and while boss Mauricio Pochettino is insisting that he is happy with his squad for the new season it seems that he is still hoping to land his former Southampton charge, Morgan Schneiderlin.
Speculation continues that Morgan Schneiderlin will end up at Whiter Hart Lane before the transfer window closes, with the Frenchman desperate to link up with his former boss at Southampton and current Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino according to The Express. However Saints new boss Ronald Koeman is trying to block the move, having lost nearly all last year’s first team already over the summer. The midfielder, who claims he had a verbal agreement with the previous regime to allow him depart, is threatening to go on strike for the side’s opener against Liverpool to force through a move. The Spurs boss for his part has remained tight-lipped on the issue, perhaps not wanting to appear as though he wants to further asset strip his old club. He was quotes as saying
‘It’s not my style to speak about another player.’
Despite the Argentine’s denials it does seem that a battle is going on behind the scenes to secure the services of the Frenchman.
Meanwhile The Guardian has reported on the completion of the signing of right back DeAndre Yedlin from Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders for a fee of £2.5 million in a four year deal. The American who featured in the US side in the World Cup will stay with his current club before linking up with Spurs for the 2015/16 season.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.