Mourinho is unhappy with Spurs squad and needs at least six new signings says reporter

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho, inspired the Lilywhites to a fantastic upturn of results when he first took over the club back in November 2019.

In the Premier League, Mourinho won four of his first five games against West Ham United, Bournemouth, Burnley, and Wolves, losing only to Manchester United.

However, this form quickly vanished at the turn of the new decade, as injuries to Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, and Tanguy Ndombele hit on January 1.

Spurs failed to bring in a new striker and then lost Heung-min Son to a fractured arm. Before the season was suspended, Tottenham were without a win in six matches.

Sky Sports reported, Kaveh Solhekol, has now claimed that Mourinho is not happy with his current squad and needs at least six new signings to turn things around.

He names a new keeper, right-back, centre-back, left-back, central midfielder, and striker as areas for much-needed investment from Daniel Levy and the board.

Solhekol said (Sky Sports as relayed by the Express): “There’s no chance that Jose Mourinho is happy with his Tottenham squad.

“Spurs were all over the place before the season stopped.

“They lost four and drew two of their last six games. They had no strikers.

“When Mourinho got the Spurs job, he said he was happy with his squad. He didn’t mean it. He was just saying the right thing.

“There are problems all over the Spurs squad and it’s going to take more than just one window to fix them. And somehow he has to convince Daniel Levy to spend big again.

“Spurs need a new back-up goalkeeper to put pressure on Hugo Lloris.

“They need a new right-back to replace Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters – Serge Aurier is good going forward.

“They need a centre-back to replace Jan Vertonghen, who is out of contract, and a new left-back to replace Danny Rose.

“Then we get to midfield. Tanguy Ndombele cost £63m but he’s had injury problems and hasn’t adapted to English football.

“Spurs need another central midfielder. Giovani Lo Celso has been the big plus this season.

“It’s up front though where Spurs desperately need to strengthen.

“Injuries to Harry Kane and Heung-min Son showed just how much of a mistake it was not to sign a striker in January.

“So, overall you are looking at Spurs needing to sign six players to refresh their squad.

“On top of that, they need to hold on to Kane. He made it clear this week that although he loves Spurs, he won’t stick around if the club are not moving in the right direction.

“To do that they need to spend – when the window opens.”

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