Tottenham boss reveals £14m flop has changed his transfer outlook

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rush into transfers having had previous bad experience in signing the wrong kind of players, report the Daily Mail.

The Spurs boss is said to be hopeful of landing a backup for star forward Harry Kane, though has talked up the importance of not unsettling the squad.

While in charge of former club Southampton, the Argentine splashed out to bring Roma forward Dani Osvaldo to St. Mary’s in 2013 for a club-record fee.

‘Looking back it was mistake. Osvaldo recognised it was a big mistake for him to come and for us to sign him’, revealed the 43-year old.

However, the Italian international proved to be a massive flop both on and off the field and was soon removed from first-team proceedings.

‘You know the problems, what happened with Jose Fonte’

Following a training ground bust-up with Saints stalwart Jose Fonte, the big money arrival was loaned out to the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan.

Pochettino insists he has learned from the experience as he finely balances a young Spurs side who have emerged as shock title contenders.

‘The problem is if you bring in a player who is normal but not a good. For what? We don’t want to bring players in for the sake of it. They have to have the right profile.’