The Champions League player eligibility rules changes that could affect Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

After a rough start to the new season, Tottenham Hotspur may want to invest in some new players in the January transfer window.

Historically, in the Champions League, a player would be ‘cup-tied’ if they have already played a match for another side in the competition.

However, the rules are set to change at the round of 16 level this time around. Tottenham will be allowed to register a maximum of three new players in their squad, but it will not matter if those players have been fielded by another side in the competition prior to their transfer (UEFA).

The changes to Tottenham’s squad, if any, will have to be submitted by February 1st.

However, before Pochettino and Levy think about strengthening their squad for the round of 16, they will have to ensure that the team actually gets there.

Spurs are currently joint bottom of their group with an away draw to Olympiacos and a heavy 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich under their belt.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Whether Spurs get out of their group of not, they need a huge shakeup in January. I would love to see at least three players leave and four come in. Poch needs a right-back, a creative midfielder, and a forward.

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