‘We are trying to identify players with the possibility to join us’ – Poch on January deals

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Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed a signing-less summer in 2018, becoming the first Premier League side ever to fail to bring in a single new face.

However, they may not be going the entire season without freshening up the squad, at least that’s what Pochettino’s latest press conference implies.

The Spurs managed assured fans that new signings did not rely on Tottenham outgoings, and the club was on the lookout for potential new talent.

It was previously thought that some of the likes of Fernando Llorente, Mousa Dembele, Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Michel Vorm would have to be sold before new players were signed.

Spurs currently sit third in the Premier League, just six points behind the League leaders Liverpool.

Tottenham still have to play both Liverpool and Man City away this season, as well as two legs against both Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in the Carabao Cup and Champions League respectively.

The FA Cup fourth round away to Crystal Palace has also now been added to the calendar, so new recruits may be needed for the Lilywhites.

Poch said (Football London): “I think it’s not dependent on some players leaving. It’s more about finding the right player who fits for us, not only in the football side but is going to be a player that fits in all the areas. We know very well that summer is always difficult but winter is worse. Sure for us it’s going to be difficult for us to add players.

“I don’t expect to add players but of course if in the end we have the opportunity to add the right players we are going to try, we are always open in trying to improve the squad but it’s not about players in if these players leave the squad. We will not operate like this.

“I am so happy with the squad that we have. The team is so strong in all the areas. I am happy. I know that is very difficult for the club to add the quality to improve us. It’s not an easy job. Of course that is why I don’t expect too much now or to sign players. Of course we are working trying to identify players with the possibility to join us but I know very well that it’s going to be difficult.”

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