A report from the Evening Standard suggests Tottenham Hotspur will look to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window and may look to prioritise that area ahead of their need for a creative midfielder.

Now the World Cup is out of the way and the domestic season has resumed, all eyes will soon turn to the transfer market as the January window opens. It remains to be seen just how active Tottenham will be next month, but there’s been plenty of talk regarding possible targets.

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Spurs head into the New Year sitting in fourth place in the Premier League and with the knockout stages of the Champions League to come. But, with clubs like Arsenal and Newcastle improving quickly, it is feared the club could get left behind if the squad is not improved in January.

Antonio Conte has been very clear about the fact he would like to sign experienced players (The Times) and while many believe an emphasis could and should be on adding to the Spurs backline, or bringing a creative midfielder into the team, that may not be the first priority for Conte.

According to the Evening Standard, “the head coach is more likely to prioritise more options up front after Kulusevski’s absence in the first half of the campaign suggested Spurs are over-reliant on the Swede, and with Richarlison returning from Qatar injured.”

With Richarlison out for another three to four weeks (Rob Guest), it is believed Conte will be seeking additional firepower to get Spurs through the demanding second half of the season.

Spurs Web Opinion

For me, the priority has to be on improving the defence. Yes, we need creativity, and yes we need more options up front, but we can’t expect to compete at the top unless we have a solid foundation at the back to build upon. Hopefully, we can bring in one or two defenders first, and then look to add to our attack.

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