Journalist questions Spurs head coach on Fernandes and Eriksen transfer rumours

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We are now over one-third of the way through the January transfer window and Jose Mourinho has still not introduced his first signing as Spurs head coach.

The Special One took over from Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 and now finally has the opportunity to add some new faces of his own to the squad, if Levy allows it.

The need for new players has surely only been enhanced by the recent long-term injuries to Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko, two first-team stars who have undergone surgery.

Not only this, but Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, and Japhet Tanganga are all out of contract at the end of this season, meaning they could leave on free transfers.

One journalist asked Jose Mourinho about whether Christian Eriksen’s representatives were in Milan, whether Spurs have made an offer for Gedson Fernandes, and whether there are any other transfer updates.

However, Mourinho was keen to instead focus on his ‘new’ player, Japhet Tanganga, after the youngster made his Premier League debut.

Mourinho said (Football London): “It’s the last thing I want to do after this performance is talk about [new] players. I think it’s a way to show respect to these guys is to not talk about new players. Can we say Tanganga is a new player? Can we say that? He never played a match for Tottenham in the Premier League. Today he played and today he proved that he can play for us.

“It’s a pity that he’s not a striker, it’s a pity that he’s not a midfield player, but he’s one more player that we have. So I think Mane and Salah, they know who Tanganga is. They didn’t know before the game. I think when they saw the list they wondered where this guy plays. I think now they know.

“The kid was really good so instead of speaking, or crying about Harry Kane and Sissoko and Lloris and Ben Davies, let’s smile with Tanganga.”

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