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Premier League boss brands rivals ‘desperate’ after £290m splurge in transfer market

Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino has branded certain Premier League clubs ‘desperate’ after the figures being spent this summer.

The Argentine boss didn’t name any clubs in particular, but based on the amount spent by the top Premier League outfits this summer so far, it’s evident who he was alluding to.

As noted by Sky Sports, Manchester United have spent over £140m this summer following the signing of Paul Pogba for £89m earlier this week.

In addition, Pep Guardiola has overseen somewhat of a revolution at Manchester City which has seen the club splash out on eight new players for around £150m.

Chelsea have been quite reserved in their spending thus far, as have Arsenal and Spurs, with Pochettino parting with £28m to bring in Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen.

In turn, he believes that the clubs that have spent drastically this summer have shown their desperation as they’re ultimately unhappy with the players that they had before.

“That shows when you spend a lot of money it is because you are not happy with your squad or your players and you are desperate to improve your squad,” he said.

“I am very happy with my players, I think it is very difficult to find better players than we have.

“We are open to adding one or two players or maybe no one. But if we have the possibility to sign a player that can improve us, we are very open.”

Time will tell whether or not the decision to part with substantial figures pays off for City and United, as both Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have now started the process of stamping their identity on their respective squads.

Both clubs will be under huge pressure to now deliver, while Spurs will hope to improve on last season’s showing which eventually saw them finish third, but not after pushing for the Premier League title until the final few weeks of the campaign.

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