Pochettino’s January transfer window hint could frustrate some Spurs fans

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that he may not make any new signings during the January transfer window.

Spurs hit the headlines before the start of the current campaign when they became the first Premier League side not to make a summer signing since the inception of the transfer window.

A whole host of names were linked with a potential switch including Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax but while other clubs spent big money to bolster their ranks, Spurs stood still in the eyes of some supporters.

It has been 15 months since a new player arrived through the doors at Hotspur Way to complete a medical when Lucas Moura made the move from PSG.

The Spurs manager has publically stated ahead of the opening of the window that he will not be disappointed if he is not backed in the transfer market.

Historically, January has proven to be a difficult month for clubs to sign top European talent as many of them are still involved in Champions League action with their current employer.

Pochettino told the Daily Mail when asked how he would feel if no new players arrive next month: “No, not disappointed,’ he said when asked how he would feel if they failed to land a new player.

“I know that January is always difficult. If you find some player, look what has happened to different players who arrive in January. It takes time to understand and to perform, to fit with the team. Sometimes it’s better not to sign if you don’t find the right player.”

 

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