In his first press conference as Tottenham’s head coach, Jose Mourinho insisted that he thought very highly of the current Spurs squad and that he doesn’t need any new signings in January (Football.London).
However, contrary to his claim, reports have emerged that claim that the Portuguese has already handed Daniel Levy a January shopping list.
Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes there are three main areas where the new Spurs boss will focus on improving in January. He insisted that Mourinho has to start with bolstering the defence with the club potentially needing another centre-half and a full back in the January transfer window.
The former Spurs stopper also backed Mourinho to bring in a forward in order to take the goalscoring load off Harry Kane’s shoulders.
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson said, ” I think you look at the centre-backs, he’ll have those conversations with Vertonghen and Alderweireld – you can’t have two centre-backs that have got five or six months left on their contracts and rely on them both until the end of the season.
“If they don’t sign a contract that’s an area that he probably will look at, they’ve got Davinson Sanchez as well, I think you may see him bring in one (centre-back).
“The areas that they’ll look at is right-back, centre-half and maybe somebody you can take a bit of the load off Harry Kane. It all depends on what budget that he’s got.”
Both Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld will see their contract with the club run out in the summer but the pair are reportedly ready to consider signing a new deal on the back of Mourinho’s appointment (Daily Mirror).
Mourinho began life at Spurs with a 3-0 win at West Ham United earlier today.
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We know from that Mourinho always starts by building a strong defensive base and so hopefully, he first helps us sort out our defensive issues. We have hardly kept any clean sheets in the Premier League this season and so need to improve considerably at the back if we have any hopes of making the top four.
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