Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has told the Evening Standard in an exlcusive interview that it is unlikely Spurs will sign any players in the January transfer window, after Jose Mourinho stated he is happy with his squad.
Spurs brought in four new players in the summer, in the form of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke. The latter has returned to Leeds United on loan, while Michel Vorm rejoined the club in October.
The feeling among fans is that Spurs need a new left-back with Danny Rose struggling and Ben Davies injured. A new right-back could also be required to finally replace Kieran Trippier, and back-up to Harry Kane – with Fernando Llorente leaving.
Mourinho has stated in press conferences that he is happy with his star-studded side, which has won five of seven games since he replaced Mauricio Pochettino. Levy has reiterated that claim, stating that it is unlikely any additions will be made.
“Jose is on record as saying what we need now is to get the players playing better, which is what they are doing,” Levy said. “He’s made it clear he is not looking for new players in January. He is happy with what he’s got and that’s why he said that.”
TBR’s view – Are Tottenham making a mistake?
Yes. Even if Tottenham do not sell any players, they need to bring in some additions in defence and attack. Other than Kane, who notoriously picks up an injury during February or March, Spurs have no senior striker. Troy Parrott is 17.
But Levy is also stating that he is happy to sell Christian Eriksen, and did not rule out selling Jan Vertonghen or Toby Alderweireld. If they sell those players, surely they will need replacing. Spurs need new players in January.