Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that the club are trying to sign new players in January.
The club have not signed a new player since last January, but Pochettino has opened the door to potentially reinforcing the squad this month.
What’s the word?
Tottenham’s transfer dealings have been a bone of contention for many fans.
Chairman Daniel Levy failed to bring in a single new player in the summer and it has appeared for the duration of January that lightning would strike twice.
A Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Thursday highlighted the need for reinforcements, however, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son all unavailable.
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And Pochettino has now given fans hope of a new recruit arriving in north London.
He said, per Goal: “There are a few options. We will see if we are capable to deliver [on] it.”
He added: “I am more than open to improve and to add players to the squad. You can find on the internet or my previous press conferences that I always say the same thing.
“If we can find the right player that is going to help us improve, then we will…but we were never close. There is always a chance. We have still seven days [of the transfer window].”
Challenge for Levy
Pochettino has regularly towed the party line at Tottenham.
He has a superb track record of improving the players he has and Spurs rarely splurge on players in the transfer window.
However, this is crunch time for Tottenham’s project.
They are third in the Premier League and remain in both the Champions League and the FA Cup.
With their new stadium seemingly close to completion, it is high time that the club starts showing some ambition in the transfer window.
Pochettino’s words, then, appear a direct challenge to Levy to do just that; he has confirmed that there are options available to Spurs, but it remains to be seen whether they will be taken over the coming week.