Are they doomed to falling back into the chasing pack?
Short: No significant hiring, and the headline move the departure of Kyle Walker, sold to Manchester City for over £50 million (Dh239m), a record-breaking sum for a right-back. It was clearly never meant to be the way forward for Spurs given Pochettino's remarks, with Rose now hinting that the squad also expected a lot more to happen.
However, the clause is not the traditional "buy back" one that most clubs employ especially when selling young talents for a decent amount.
"For sure we're going to spend", he said.
"There are a lot of variables that aren't easy but from the outside, it does seem odd to let that player go to a direct rival - and he will improve them". Now, from his comments in his exclusive interview with The Sun, it seems that Danny Rose is fed up with the club's transfer policy and wage structure.
While the club has kept the likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and others, which is an accomplishment in of itself, the squad still does not have the depth to be competitive in four divisions to win a trophy in at least one of them.
They have made some serious ventures into the transfer market on a relatively small budget, Watford have also brought in a very experienced manager in Marco Silva. "Whereas Spurs are notorious for messing it up, which they did when they finished below Arsenal in the last few days of the 2015-16 season". And in the absence of a bid, Ronald Koeman has said he is more than happy to keep Barkley at Goodison Park.
"It was certainly a position that Manchester United as a team needed to strengthen, and they've gone and done it with Matic".
Would Tottenham be willing to pay the winger over £100,000-a-week as salary when their best-paid players Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris earn around earn about £100,000 per week, according to The London Evening Standard?
The right-back picked up the injury in pre-season and there were fears he'd sustained serious damage but Spurs have confirmed only minor ligament damage has been suffered so Trippier should be back sooner rather than later. A fifth-placed finish in 2014-15 was improved to third the following season, and previous year Spurs ended the campaign runners-up to Chelsea.
Whilst this story has received a lot of media attention, it is possible that the England worldwide is happy at Spurs and will have gone to training today to tell the chairman and manager that he is committed to the club.