Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that it will be ‘difficult’ for Spurs to sign anybody in the January transfer window.
As has been the case in recent winters, the current transfer window has been a quiet one, especially at the top end of the Premier League, with Chelsea and maybe Arsenal looking like the only top six sides who will strengthen.
However, injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli – who will both be out of action until March – have seen some suggestions that Tottenham could dip their toes into the transfer market.
Speaking to the media ahead of Spurs Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino has moved to dismiss such suggestions, saying that bringing in new faces this month will be ‘difficult’.
“It’s going to be difficult, as I told you in the past,” Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference.
“If it was difficult in the summer, because in the end we had the squad full – we didn’t have space to sign players because we didn’t sell players – now of course it’s difficult too.
“I think this transfer window is always the most difficult transfer window and you know very well because I’m seeing you [Sky reporter] every day, there are not too many transfers, with a lot of loans. It’s difficult to find the right players for all the clubs.
“Of course we’re Tottenham and to find the right profile to help us I think is going to be difficult. But we’re trying, we’re trying to deliver something.”
The North London club became the first side in Premier League history to have failed to sign a single player in the summer transfer window.