Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to bring in a winger in January, but it could be a waste of precious funds.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly on the hunt for a winger in January.
The Argentine boss apparently feels that his Spurs squad need a wide-man to improve the quality of the service to their strikers to give them a greater attacking threat.
There is no doubt Spurs could add more class down the flanks, but it is hard not to feel that Pochettino should not be making it a priority.
The Lilywhites have limited funds to spend in January and his budget would be better off spent on other areas of his squad.
Spurs actually have ample options in the wide positions and this should be the least of his concerns in the new year.
Nacer Chadli has arguably been the player who has benefited the most from Pochettino's arrival at White Hart Lane, while it seems that the club will persist with Erik Lamela.
Christian Eriksen is also capable of playing out on the left-hand side and both Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend can provide options as impact substitutes to the team.
It therefore seems strange that Pochettino is allegedly targeting this spot ahead of any other, considering the problems the club are having.
The bulk of Tottenham's budget should surely be spent on signing a new striker, as that is the biggest area of weakness in the squad at the moment.
Harry Kane looks the only goalscorer in the team and singing a quality number nine would make more of an impact than any winger could at the moment.
A portion of the rest of the funds that Pochettino has available to him should also be spent on a defensive midfielder.
Ryan Mason has been one of the stars of the season so far, but there is nobody in the Tottenham squad who looks capable of accompanying him on a regular basis.
Ettiene Capoue seems short of quality, Mousa Dembele is struggling for form, Benjamin Stambouli has barely been given a chance and Paulinho looks as if he is heading towards the exit door.
A midfield enforcer could help provide protection for a defence which has looked particularly porous and it appears a more pressing concern than their need for a winger.
The centre-back spot is also a troublesome one for the side, with all four of Pochettino's options - Younes Kaboul, Vlad Chiriches, Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio - struggling for form.
It highlights that the wing position is one of the spots Spurs' squad is best stocked in and they would be foolish to bring in one before addressing the more obvious deficiencies in their team.