Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he expects to secure more new arrivals before the end of the current transfer window. Last year's Premier League title contenders have made two new signings already this summer, securing the services of powerful midfielder Victor Wanyama in an £11m ($14.4m) deal with Southampton and recruiting prolific Eredivisie top scorer Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar.
They are also reported to have agreed a £10.8m fee to sign exciting Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, with former Lyon striker Clinton N'Jie expected to return to France on loan as part of the same agreement. Speaking in Melbourne ahead of his side's second International Champions Cup match against Atletico Madrid, Pochettino insisted that his business is unlikely to end there.
"I expect some signings in the next few weeks, we will see what happens but I expect some activity," he was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.
Tottenham started very sluggishly during their opening friendly against Serie A champs Juventus at the MCG on Tuesday (26 July), conceding two goals in the opening 14 minutes. Young defender Dominic Ball was ruthlessly punished by Paulo Dybala for conceding possession to Roberto Pereyra in a dangerous area and on-loan Bayern Munich centre-back Mehdi Benatia marked a successful debut by heading Miralem Pjanic's searching cross past Michel Vorm after Spurs had failed to clear their lines from a corner. Pochettino's side improved after the break and grabbed a second-half consolation when Erik Lamela was teed up by Wanyama.
They will be boosted against Atletico by the return of Christian Eriksen. The Danish playmaker missed that 2-1 defeat due to a virus but declared himself better during a pre-match press conference on Thursday. First-team regulars Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are all absent from the trip following their exertions at Euro 2016. Austria's Kevin Wimmer, who recently put pen to paper on an improved five-year contract, is the only member of Tottenham's 24-man travelling party that featured in France.
Jan Vertonghen did not travel down under after tearing ankle ligaments in the run-up to Belgium's quarter-final defeat to Wales, but Pochettino recently revealed that his recovery was progressing well and that he could potentially play on the opening day of the new league campaign at Everton. Nabil Bentaleb, Federico Fazio and Alex Pritchard have all been told they can leave the club, while N'Jie was left behind amid that aforementioned transfer speculation due to what his manager described as a "small injury" sustained a few days before the start of pre-season.