But they are close to completing their first signing, having announced on Friday that they have agreed a fee for Ajax Amsterdam's 21-year-old Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez, and Pochettino remains hopeful of signing more players.
We are delighted to announce we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Davinson Sanchez subject to medical & work permit. pic.twitter.com/bCjP3ur3Ca— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 18, 2017
"I want four new players if it's possible but it's not easy, you need time," the Argentine told reporters on Friday."We expect to sign some players before the end of the transfer window...and try to improve our squad and bring new faces and energy in the team because it will be a long season. "The most important thing is to try to be right in the players we sign and that the players can help us and be important for the present and the future of the club."
Sigurdsson to @Everton is great business! Top player. pretty sure they'll be @RBarkley20 news very soon now. — Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) August 15, 2017Tottenham have been linked with Everton's unsettled England international Ross Barkley and Celta Vigo's Papa Chiekh Diop. Spurs will play their home games at Wembley this season while their new stadium at their White Hart Lane site in north London is under construction and due for completion next year.
However, their record at the venue last season was underwhelming, as they lost two and drew one of their four European fixtures at the national stadium. Spurs also lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in April and Pochettino said his team would have no excuse for poor performances at the stadium this campaign.
Phil Neville on Ross Barkley: "I think he's a top, top player and he needs to play for one of the clubs playing in the Champions League." pic.twitter.com/kaNcfjQrIf— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 10, 2017
Ronald Koeman confirms Everton have not received any bids for midfielder Ross Barkley. Says he could still play for Everton next season — Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 10, 2017"One of our challenges is to make Wembley our home. We need to show we are ready," he said. "Wembley is not a problem. We are the problem if we are not able to win like last season. We were poor when we played there last season."