In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur in race against time to nab Pochettino’s targets

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he aims to have at least three new players as part of his squad before the transfer window closes on Thursday, reports the London Evening Standard.

What’s the word?

Out of last season’s top seven, Spurs were the slowest to get off the mark in the transfer window.

It has only been in the last week or so that the North London outfit have strengthened their squad.

The club have brought in Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez and goalkeeper Paul Gazzaniga from Southampton.

After Tottenham suffered a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Burnley on Sunday, Pochettino revealed that he hoped to be busy in the next few days.

He told Sky Sports:

“I am confident of getting a minimum of three players. We are working hard to try and add more quality to the squad. There are many rumours and we are working hard. We will see. There are only a few days to the end of the transfer window.”

Who could the new arrivals be?

Bringing in three players within four days is no easy feat, particularly if the selling clubs smell desperation from Tottenham.

It seems that one player could have one foot through the welcome gates already, with Sky Sports claiming that the club have agreed a deal with Estudiantes for 19-year-old defender Juan Foyth.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier has regularly been linked to the London outfit as a possible replacement for Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City earlier in the window.

With regards to the midfield, Everton’s Ross Barkley has been touted as a Tottenham target for some time, but so far, a deal has not been agreed.

Earlier this month, The Telegraph reported that last season’s Premier League runners-up were open to paying £25m to land the England international, which is half of Everton’s asking price.

It is unclear whether Pochettino will get his wish by midnight on Thursday, but new signings will boost a shaky start for Tottenham, which has seen the team pick up four points from a possible nine.