Pundit urges Daniel Levy to spend on new players

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Daniel Levy should spend money on new signings when the January transfer window opens, according to Sky Sports pundit Steven Sidwell.

The former Fulham midfielder has claimed that bringing in a new player to the ranks will give the rest of the squad a lift.

However, Sidwell has cited the fact that if Spurs were to look to bring in another striker to help with the goalscoring burden, not many proven goalscorers would want to be second in line behind Harry Kane and not feature as often as the are used to.

Tottenham currently sit second in the Premier League table having not spent a single penny on transfers during the summer, when many pundits expected Mauricio Pochettino’s side to be outside of the top four this campaign.

They are currently just six points behind first-place Liverpool who in contrast spent £160.85million on strengthening their squad last summer.

January can always be a difficult transfer window to recruit proven stars due to the fact that many are still involved in Champions League football with their club and also fees tend to get inflated during the winter window.

Sidwell told Sky Sports as quoted by the Daily Express: “It’s going to be tight throughout the season,”

“In Tottenham’s case I think they need to go out and get some additions into that squad.

“When you look at what they’ve achieved, after not signing any players over the summer, you have to give them credit.

“Harry Kane didn’t get off to the best of starts, they’ve had injuries Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama, Jan Vertonghen and this is the position they are in.

“If they go into January and they get a fresh face… I remember when I was playing, if a new signing came in, in pre-season or midway through the season, it just lifted the whole dressing room up.

“Whether it was in a position you were fighting for, or whether it was a big-name star, you’re thinking ‘I need to impress him’.

“People are saying if Harry Kane gets injured, they need someone to back him up but who, realistically, is going to come in and play second fiddle to Harry Kane and be limited in games?

“It’s hard to bring someone in, that’s where it comes to man-management and do they, as a club, have the money, with the stadium being built, to bring a signing in?”

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