Pochettino: Don’t expect major Tottenham transfer activity

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned fans not to expect many new signings this summer.

Spurs made major moves in the transfer market in 2013, breaking their club transfer record three times for Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela following the £86 million sale of Gareth Bale.

But Pochettino, who moved to White Hart Lane from Southampton at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, says there will not be the same upheaval this time around.

“I’m very pleased with our squad and we don’t expect many changes for the season,” he told reporters. “It’s possible we may still add some players but [there will] not be many changes.”

Swansea left-back Ben Davies will seemingly be one arrival at White Hart Lane after he was spotted training with the club in Toronto in a video on their official website, even though his transfer has not been officially confirmed.

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin could also join up with his former boss Pochettino after making clear that he would prefer a move to Spurs over Arsenal.

Tottenham started their pre-season tour of north America with a 3-3 draw against Seattle Sounders on Saturday, and will play Toronto on Thursday and Chicago Fire on Sunday before flying back to Europe to face Celtic in Helsinki on August 2.

Pochettino, though, is not too pleased about the schedule and obligation to fly long distances at this stage of the summer.

“[The tour] is not easy for us because we are in the middle of our pre-season, but we understand we are a big club and we need to come here for various reasons, so we have to adapt,” he added. “We are happy, because Seattle had a wonderful facility and Toronto is the same.

“For us it’s difficult to play tomorrow because we are at a different period in our preparation, but it’s good for our fans and to improve our performance.”

The Argentine boss also confirmed that right-back Kyle Walker could make a return to action following a groin injury which has kept him out of the line-up since March.

“It’s possible that he will play 45 minutes tomorrow,” he added. “We want to see in the last training session today before the game that he is getting better, but we think its very possible that he plays 45 minutes.”