Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho wants the club to sign a midfielder in the January transfer window, per The Daily Star.
Spurs have been rocked by news of an injury to Moussa Sissoko, the France international who has played in every Premier League game this season bar one; he was absent from the 2-2 draw with Norwich City due to suspension.
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His injury – he has sustained ligament damage to his knee and will be out until April – has reportedly led to Mourinho informing the club of the need to buy a midfielder in the January transfer window.
He is said to hold doubts over the abilities of two summer signings, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.
This is the first transfer window that Mourinho has overseen as Spurs boss and it has come at an opportune time.
The gaps in the squad are clear for many to see and Sissoko’s injury has only enhanced the need for reinforcements to come into the squad.
Spurs, though, rarely make moves in the January transfer window; their last acquisition in the winter market was Lucas Moura in 2018. Prior to that, they signed Dele Alli from MK Dons in 2015 but immediately loaned him back to the lower-league club.
However, there is not really any room for excuses at this point. Spurs can ill-afford to be without options in midfield and, with Harry Kane also injured, they also require a striker.
A window of inactivity would only harm the dynamic within the squad and the chances of building towards a common goal under Mourinho.
The chairman has to step up.
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