Video: Pochettino reacts to reports linking Spurs with Aston Villa star

Mauricio Pochettino has refused to be drawn on reports linking Tottenham with a January move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.

The midfielder was linked with Tottenham during the summer and has since signed a new contract at Villa, but reports are again suggesting Spurs could try to sign him when the transfer window reopens.

“Look, there are plenty of players we are related to. It’s difficult to take about rumours and names,” Spurs boss Pochettino said.

“We will see what happens in January. We have a full squad, it’s impossible to sign players if we don’t have the space. Look at what happened with the Champions League [squad], we don’t have enough space at the moment and it makes no sense to talk about players.”

Pochettino also insisted playing at Wembley remains a “gift” despite Tottenham’s prolonged stay at the national stadium.

Spurs full-back Danny Rose this week voiced his frustration at the club’s extended tenure at the national stadium as they wait for their new ground to be ready.

Many Tottenham fans seem to agree, with just 33,012 turning up to watch the midweek win over Southampton.

But Pochettino has launched a passionate defence of Tottenham’s temporary home.

“I’m not going to create a debate with (Rose) or other players, everyone is entitled to give their opinion,” he said.

“If you ask me, I am so, so happy to play at Wembley. When you love football like we do, always you hear about Wembley. It was always a dream to play at Wembley.

“I played there in 2000 with the national team at the old Wembley and it was a dream come true. Now every week or two to have the possibility to play at Wembley is a gift.

“For me it’s about enjoying every day, going down the North Circular I think it is, when I look at the arch I say ‘thank you’ because every game I play at Wembley is a gift.

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