Alasdair Gold reveals why Spurs struggled to sign a centre-back in January

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Dom Le Roy

Football London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed on his YouTube channel that Tottenham Hotspur were keen on signing a centre-back during the January transfer window but were not able to do so due to issues with moving on their fringe players.

Reports at the start of last month claimed that Jose Mourinho was keen to bolster his options in central defence which is certainly understandable given Tottenham’s issues at the back in recent weeks.

Various names including the likes of Sergio Ramos and Milan Skriniar were linked with respective moves to North London but in the end, Spurs ended the transfer window empty-handed in terms of incomings.

Gold has claimed that Spurs were in the market for a centre-back but any deal depended on some of the players in the squad being sold, which simply did not end up happening.

The journalist hinted that there simply was not enough interest in some of Spurs’ fringe players, which meant that the club could not dip into the market.

He also pointed out that the club’s issues with fulfilling the maximum limit for foreign-trained players in European competitions did not help their cause.

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It seems to be a recurring theme of our transfer windows that we unable to move on the players who are surplus to requirements. However, in fairness, it seems like a legitimate excuse this time out as there simply was not much transfer activity in January throughout Europe. Usually, a few big transfers are needed to kick things off but it seemed as if there simply was not too much money in circulation this time out.

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