Mauricio Pochettino has cautioned Europe’s elite golf clubs it will take more than financial muscle to prise a participant of the calibre from Tottenham of Harry Kane.
Reports in Spain claim Barcelona are eager to sign Kane as a substitute for Luis Suarez, while Spurs themselves have been connected with Barcelona B midfielder Riqui Puig.
Tottenham traveling to face the Catalan giants at the Nou Camp on Tuesday, having a victory to guarantee their place.
And when asked if Barcelona have the capability to signal Kane next summertime, Pochettino said:”We’ve seen that many teams, both at La Liga and the Premier League, have the financial capability to steal a star from a significant group.
“It has happened before. Real Madrid signed Cristiano [Ronaldo] from Manchester United, [Philippe] Coutinho was taken off Liverpool.
“It has occurred in various ways and it will take place later on, I’m sure. But that doesn’t only count on the economic side but in addition, it depends on the participant’s aspirations.”
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde verified Suarez would miss the game against Tottenham after sustaining a knee injury, that will necessitate stem cell therapy.
Pochettino says Spurs need to make the most of the Uruguayan’s lack.
“Obviously it’s an important overlook for Barcelona,” he said. “He is among the best strikers in the world, together with Harry Kane. It’s a shame that he will not be playing tomorrow.
“Suarez has proven in various nations, notably with Liverpool in England and in Barcelona, that he’s one of the best strikers nowadays.
“Obviously it’s important – Barcelona are going to miss him”