Tottenham cannot compete with Manchester United and Manchester City in the transfer market, according to boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders spent in the region of £220 million in the most recent transfer window as they completed an overhaul of the playing squad.
United, behind City only on goal difference, invested close to £150m on Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof as they continued their recent trend of massive pre-season spending.
Spurs, by contrast, spent just over £90m and ended the window with a profit, having sold Kyle Walker to City for close to £50m among a number of departures.
“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,” he told _beIN Sports_.
“Then there are big teams, like us, who sign when we can and who we can. It’s the big difference today.”