Is Pochettino about to make an error in the January transfer window?

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Tottenham Hotspur need to focus their spending on one or two quality additions, rather than bringing in a host of new faces again.

Tottenham Hotspur's impending major overhaul of the squad in January could put them in danger of making the same mistakes as they have in previous transfer windows. 

Spurs have failed to have much success in the recent past with their transfer dealings, but they may be failing to learn from their mistakes. 

Although Paul Mitchell's arrival has been tipped to bring greater success, if reports are to be believed, errors could be repeated in the new year.

Tottenham's transfer window struggles started after they lost Gareth Bale and brought in the supposed 'Magnificent Seven' to compensate for his loss.

Spurs invested heavily in the team to cover for the void Bale left, but only Christian Eriksen has proved to be up to standard and many of those 2013 signings are now up for sale. 

In the summer of 2014, they again dipped into the market to bring in seven players, but few are looking to have upgraded the squad considerably. 

Tottenham's problem over both transfer windows has been their reluctance to sign big-name stars and their fascination with bringing in low-profile players.

Although Roberto Soldado's arrival may have made Spurs question whether signing proven players from across Europe is the correct method going forward, they must get back to bringing in reinforcements of his stature once again.

Mauricio Pochettino's first transfer dealings at White Hart Lane saw him purchase over £40 million worth of talent, but it has hardly improved the standard of their first team. 

The seven additions have all been useful squad players and mean that the squad has a decent depth of quality to it, but Spurs now need to bring in players ready to make an immediate impact.

In the modern day market those players don't come cheap, but Pochettino is set to be given a sizeable amount of money in the next transfer window. He must now spend that on one or two quality players in areas where Spurs need to be improved, rather than five or six untested youngsters.

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