Incoming in the know gossip from Gladys, THFC’s number one char lady and outdoors enthusiast is that a core element of Mauricio’s vision for his next project at Tottenham Hotspur he wishes a line drawn beneath the dross.
Mauricio is in fact extremely understanding/sympathetic toward the commercial restraints of the club and isn’t seeking anything outlandish or dramatic.
Glad is convinced that Poch wants a gradual enhancement of the existing transfer strategies at Spurs, this is not a blunt ‘back me or l walk’ in the conventional sense.
As per previous gossip, the Argentine is not looking for a war chest and reports circulating that Mauricio simply wants to sell off 3 key players and then buy 3 key players are not just inaccurate but entirely nonsensical. That would simply be continuing with the status quo.
Over the forthcoming seasons the gaffer wishes to see quality players brought in, and much greater scrutiny placed upon the likes of the No’Cluedos of this world.
The Club is actually spending significant sums already – but spread betting – on transfers, and Poch wants greater focus.
Investing in fewer, but more substantial core players would place an extra burden on how the money left the club, but that is his challenge to THFC.
It is easy to say ‘oh but we spent £30.5million’ on Moussa Sissoko, but the reality is, this chump and many other Tottenham buys are being bought on easy terms, which is great for the club’s cashflow, but the better players are not available in this manner.
Those of you old enough remember your mother buying from a mail order catalogue will remember how exciting as a child the thought of something quite expensive being delivered tomorrow was. You could pay over a number of weeks. Fantastic!
The only problem was that you were actually paying the absolute maximum RRP and all that was available were very, very mainstream products.
Pochettino is looking for Levy to fundamentally reassess the way the club buys.
Additionally, the gaffer is interested in reevaluating the Academy process so that THFC can be become known for ‘producing’ players of all ages to a certain standard.
Poch would like to see the emphasis more upon the Hotspur Way Facility as a ‘stable’ or perhaps a more favourable terms might be ‘Training Hub’ rather than opposed to purely mining exercise for cheap homegrown talent.
A number of forward thinking sides across Europe produce players that come with the cache of being a product from [insert name of club] yet have played a minimal amount of football for that side.
This is another issue.
Pochettino is mindful that not all players are suited for the demands of the top tier of the Premier League, however this doesn’t mean the players are ‘useless’, just that they need to be placed at the correct level for them.
Of course, in an ideal world Spurs would operate a production line spewing out Harry Kanes on the hour, every hour, but this is not achievable.
The failure of the Academy at present has been humiliating.
The marketing says ‘ Superstars Made Here’ the reality is eagle of truculent haircuts wanting to buy Bentleys.
Poch and his team would like Hotspur Way to become a centre for excellence founded upon their principals and to have a broader dimension to the one it currently offers.
Right now there is much time wasted marshalling teenagers expectations whilst the buildings, the pitches and facilities could cater for a broader church.
None of these ambitions are quick fixes or radical departures from Pochettino’s existing methodology.
Who knows what the future holds, but more fool you ENIC if you don’t try to embrace what this man is offering you.
More fool you.
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