Poch says money muscle gives City edge
TOTTENHAM Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino claims City have a clear advantage over their Premier League rivals.
Pep Guardiola’s side are top of the Premier League – and the Spurs boss believes their unbeaten start to the season is partly down to their unrivalled dominance in the transfer market.
City spent over £200m in the summer window as they looked to improve their overall squad depth – including a reported £53m fee to sign defender Kyle Walker from Pochettino.
In comparison Spurs parted with roughly £80m as they looked to bolster their title hopes after finishing runners-up last season.
Although Tottenham’s expenditure was far less than City’s, it is worth considering they did spend big to secure new long-term deals for key players including in-form striker Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.
While the former Argentine international is very happy with the squad he has assembled at Tottenham, he still thinks City’s superior finances have given them an advantage over the majority of their domestic opponents in the Premier League.
“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,’ Pochettino said.
“Then there are big teams, like us, who sign when we can and who we can.
“It’s the big difference today.”