Tottenham have been in very good form so far this season, and regardless of the spending that took place during the summer, Andre Villas-Boas may be looking to the January window with an eye on plugging any obvious gaps in the team.

Spurs need defensive cover at full-back, there’s no doubt about that, while in attack another forward may also be desired. The addition of Franco Baldini has proven to be the key in taking Spurs to the next level in the market. It will be interesting to see how much more he can do in the coming window.

As is usually the case, though, La Liga remains a very good hunting ground for the wealthier around Europe – which is almost everyone. If Tottenham are looking to strengthen in January, Spain would certainly be a good market to look to.

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