Barton urges Tottenham Hotspur to bring in new additions

The biggest transfer news of the January window so far is Alexis Sanchez’s impending move from Arsenal to Manchester United.

Usually, this month tends to be quiet in terms of movement, but the Premier League big boys have been busy.

As mentioned, Arsenal and United look set to make some major changes to their respective teams, while Liverpool splashed out on the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton at the start of the window.

Tottenham Hotspur, however, have been very quiet, and there are no indications that Mauricio Pochettino will break his tradition of not spending big in January.

The North London outfit could drop five points behind the top four if Liverpool defeat Swansea City this evening.

Former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton believes that it is worth Tottenham making a few additions to the squad in order to boost mental strength.

The 35-year-old has suggested that members within the Spurs team might start questioning their own futures if ambition is not being shown in the market.

Barton told talkSPORT:

“I think they do need to freshen it up. When you’re in the Spurs dressing room and you see everybody else fighting it out for Alexis Sanchez, and Harry Kane’s being linked with Real Madrid, the players must just think, ‘am I in the right place here? Are we really going to challenge for top trophies like the Premier League title and the Champions League?’

“It maybe just puts that little element of doubt in there. I’m not saying they should go out and completely break their wage structure and start shelling out loads of money, because it’s not their way. But I do think sometimes psychologically signings can bring a big boost to the team.”