Daniel Levy explains why Spurs are set for a quiet January transfer window

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Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has appeared to rule out the prospect of the club making big waves during the January transfer window.

The North London club went 517 days without signing a new player until the arrival of Jack Clarke from Leeds United during the summer window (Sky Sports) and fans may have to endure a quiet January.

Jose Mourinho, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino following the Argentine’s dismissal after five and a half years in charge claimed shortly after joining that he was happy with the squad of players he has at his disposal (Squawka).

Levy has reiterated the Portuguese’s stance and claims that the head coach’s focus is instead on continuing to improve the performance of the squad.

Mourinho inherited a side which found themselves in the unfamiliar position of fourteenth in the Premier League and has already lifted the club to fifth place; a win against former employers Chelsea on Sunday could see them move into the top four.

Levy told the Evening Standard: “Jose is on record as saying what we need now is to get the players playing better, which is what they are doing.

“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.”

Opinion

The news of a quiet transfer window is likely to frustrate Spurs fans, especially given the performances of some players such as Danny Rose and the lack of cover for Harry Kane in attack.

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