Spurs holding on to players

August 08, 2017
In this file photo Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker (left) challenges Arsenals Santi Cazorla during a recent English Premier League match. Walker has since transferred to Manchester city.

 

While their rivals have been spending money, Tottenham's priority has been preventing key members of the side that finished second in May from leaving.

Aside from Kyle Walker, who moved to Manchester City, Tottenham fended off interest in their talented young core. Crucially, for now, Tottenham have kept hold of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who combined for 47 league goals last season.

Mauricio Pochettino's team will be temporary residents at 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium while the redevelopment of the White Hart Lane home is completed.

Success will be largely dependent on whether Tottenham can replicate its home form from last season winning 17 of 19 Premier League games and drawing the other two.

Chairman Daniel Levy's habit of leaving his recruitment to the last minute will ensure Tottenham fans remain hopeful of additions right up until the transfer window closes on August 31.

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