A lot has been made of big-spending Tottenham’s potential acquisitions in the January window, but for many it will be a question of shipping out some of the also-rans before doing anything remarkable once again.

The Premier League club were ambitious in their summer spending, but invariably they have left themselves with an increasingly oversized squad – something will have to give.

Competition for places is one thing, but to have players of considerable value with little chance of playing at all within the squad is clearly unwise.

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Michael Dawson