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Harry Kane injury v Manchester United

Pochettino insists Kane injury won’t affect Spurs transfer plans

Tottenham Hotspur will not be spending this January, despite missing Harry Kane at a crucial part of the season due to injury.

It’s the news that Spurs fans didn’t want to hear, but had been fully expecting nonetheless: there will be no incoming transfers for the month of January despite a litany of absences from the first team this month, manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed.

Harry Kane suffered ankle ligament damage to his left ankle in the 1-0 loss to Manchester United at home on Sunday, which is thought to keep him out of action until March at the earliest, in which time he will miss the League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea and the Champions League last 16 encounter with Borussia Dortmund.

“It didn’t change [our approach to January window] all that happen with Harry,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.

Spurs are also without Son Heung-Min, who is representing South Korea at the Asian Cup, Mousa Dembele has moved to China, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are also injured, while Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko are also doubtful to play this weekend against Fulham.

“Son we knew was involved in the Asian Cup for a few weeks. We were always open to improve with Harry in condition or not, but in the same time we know it is going to be tough and difficult to add the player that we want.’’ Pochettino continued.

“It didn’t change our mind, I think it’s a very good opportunity for players to play more, to step up. I’m sure it’s going to be a good opportunity for young players through the academy to show their quality.