Tottenham has become the first team to not make any new signings in the summer transfer window in its 15-year existence, with the transfer period having ended on Thursday.
Speaking at a press conference, manager Mauricio Pochettino told reporters that the club is satisfied to have held on to its “best player”, striker Harry Kane, saying, “I am not worried, I am not sad — I am so happy. We have a very good squad, we have very good players and it is not easy to add players that improve that.”
Kane captained the England national team in the 2018 World Cup, scoring the most goals of any player and thus winning the coveted Golden Boot award.
"If you cannot add players who can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best player,” Pochettino added.
However, fans feel the club is in a weak position coming into the start of the 2018/2019 Premier League season, as other clubs have collectively spent over $1 billion on new players.
In a statement, Tottenham’s Supporters’ Trust has demanded a “full and credible explanation” for the lack of signings this summer, and criticized the lack of competitions won by the club in recent seasons.
"We love what has been developed, but for all the great football we've seen over the last few seasons, there are no trophies to show.”
The squad will face Newcastle United on Saturday in season opener. Pochettino will be have to pick his starting lineup from a reduced pool of players, as many of the club’s stars only recently returned from international duty at the World Cup and haven’t been declared fit.