Pochettino: United and City sign who they want; Spurs can't

Tottenham Hotspur Not Just About Harry Kane Feels Bournemouth Boss

Tottenham Hotspur Not Just About Harry Kane Feels Bournemouth Boss

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has today taken aim at the big-spending nature of the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, claiming that his side simply can not compete with England's top sides on a financial level.

Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders spent in the region of £220million in the most recent transfer window as they completed an overhaul of the playing squad.

"The difference these days between clubs in the Premier League is that there are clubs, like City and United, who sign who they want and when they want", he told beIN Sports, Goal report.

- City spent £220m while United spent £150m compared to Spurs' £90m on transfers this season.

The club are also directing huge investment in the construction of their new stadium on the site of White Hart Lane, which is due to be ready for the start of next season.

While it was the most the club have spent since that infamous summer of 2013 when they were flush with cash following Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid, it isn't close to the amount spent by the two clubs now leading the Premier League, having also profited from the sales of Kyle Walker to Manchester City and Kevin Wimmer to Stoke City, among others.

"Then there are big teams, like us, who sign when we can and who we can".

Spurs, who now sit 3rd in the Premier League table behind the two Manchester clubs, return to action this Saturday with a league clash versus Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.