Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits a club of their stature will always struggle to compete with the financial clout of England's biggest teams.
- City spent £220m while United spent £150m compared to Spurs' £90m on transfers this season.
"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, Goal report.
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But Howe, who heaped praise on Kane, is of the opinion that Tottenham are not exclusively dependent on the English striker, with the Cherries manager claiming that Spurs mainly rely on a team effort.
Defender Sanchez joined from Ajax in a club record £42 million deal, but City signed three players - Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva - for in excess of £40 million each this summer, while United paid £75 million for Romelu Lukaku.
Tottenham have had to find a balance between their ambition and the ongoing development on their new 61,000-seater stadium, with the new project is now estimated to cost the club £800m. As well as scoring a total of 17 goals, their four successive league clean sheets have helped them keep their spot at the summit.