LONDON -- Mauricio Pochettino says it is Tottenham Hotspur's "dream" to follow the example of Barcelona by building a team of academy graduates.
Spurs had the youngest squad in the Premier League last season, including homegrown stars Harry Kane, who finished as the Golden Boot winner with 25 goals, Danny Rose, Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll.
Barcelona's La Masia academy is revered for its production line of talent, which has included Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez in recent history.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has admitted Wilfried Zaha wants to join Tottenham, but says the club have done "the right thing" by rejecting the offer.
On Thursday, Palace chairman Steve Parish said Spurs had submitted a £12 million bid for the player, which he labelled "ridiculous," adding: "There's no chance whatsoever of Wilfried Zaha leaving the club in this transfer window. I can absolutely reassure every Palace fan he is an integral part of our plans."
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