In the latest Tottenham news, boss Mauricio Pochettino believes the decision to change the closing date of the transfer window could hinder Premier League teams.
The English football authorities have agreed to close the summer window ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, with the intention of bringing an end to the mad flurry of deals at the end of the window when the season has already started.
While it could breed stability for English teams, it could also allow the European big guns try and unsettle the Premier League’s big players by trying to snare them away.
That would leave the likes of Tottenham unable to find replacements and could leave them short in the Champions League.
Spurs are 11/1 to win the 2018-19 Premier League with Ladbrokes and, with them set to move into the revamped White Hart Lane, it promises to be an intriguing summer for the Lilywhites.
Pochettino admits he already has concerns ahead of the window due to the different rules for clubs around the continent.
The Argentine thinks the decision to close the window before the rest of Europe could hinder his team and others, while he also feels the decision could be reversed.
“That would be one of the concerns for everyone,” Pochettino told the Mirror. “It is not the way they are going to behave – how they make the offer, or do anything.
“But every single player is going to react in a different way. It is a massive advantage for the rest of Europe.
“We will see how it works but you have the risk that things will happen and it will be difficult for you to react. I don’t believe that it is a good idea to finish the transfer market before Europe does.”