Journalist Paul Brown has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are not expected to make signings who would significantly strengthen the club’s starting eleven during the January transfer window.

In his column on Football.London, Alasdair Gold revealed on Thursday that Tottenham are prioritising an attacking addition and a right wing-back during January.

Fabio Paratici

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The journalist stated that Fabio Paratici is on the lookout for both loan and permanent solutions, and explained that the Spurs managing director is looking for ‘readymade’ players, as per Conte’s request.

Gold also added that while the Lilywhites’ summer business was focused on adding more numbers to the squad, the aim for January is to add quality while maintaining the size of the squad.

Conte gave an interview to Sky Sports on Friday about Tottenham’s transfer ambitions, with the Italian stating that he respects the club’s policy of buying younger players rather than experienced winners.

Brown believes that the North London club’s transfer policy is at odds with what the Spurs head coach wants in January.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “Ideally, Conte would like the calibre of player who can come in and make an immediate impact and a big difference for Spurs.

“But the business model there that he keeps talking about suggests that they won’t do that in January and they’ll just look for younger players they can assimilate and bring in slowly.

“So, it’s unlikely you’ll see Spurs make a signing that is going to have a massive impact straightaway in the first team.”

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It appears like we are almost certain to sign a right wing-back who would improve our starting eleven, with Pedro Porro seemingly being the top target. However, the attacker that we potentially sign in January is only going to be a squad player, given the quality that we have in the forward areas.

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