Journalist reveals whether Spurs are likely to sign a centre-back in January window

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With less than two weeks to go before the January transfer window slams shut, Tottenham are yet to make any move in terms of either incomings or outgoings.

Previous reports indicated that Jose Mourinho wanted to strengthen in central midfield and at centre-back and that Spurs were looking at multiple options.

However, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has claimed that the North Londoners are unlikely make any signings before the transfer deadline on February 1.

The journalist revealed that the club do hold interest in Real Madrid’s Eder Militao and Beijing Guoan’s Kim Min-Jae but they are unlikely to bid for either player during the next ten days.

Gold suggested that the main problem relates to the number of non-homegrown players currently in the squad and stated that Mourinho will have to leave out another foreign-trained player from the Europe League squad just to fit in Joe Rodon.

So, unless there is an expected departure of a non-homegrown player before the end of the month, he claims that the Tottenham boss will have to make do with the squad he has for the rest of the season.

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While it is obvious that we need reinforcements at centre-back, one advantage of not singing a player this window would be that Rodon could get opportunities to show what he can do. The Welshman has certainly shown some promising signs so far and while it is premature to say that he is the answer to our issues at the back, we could well have a gem on our hands.

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  1. We still need 1 or 2 foreign players out for Rodon to make the Europa League Squad. He counts as “foreign”, as does Dier and Davies. Aurier is doing well. It’s someone like Lamela who we need to shift. But any buyer would take a risk with his injury record and salary. I think we are stuck until the summer.


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