Darren Anderton: Tottenham Hotspur could do with Wilfried Bony and Ron Vlaar-esque players

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Darren Anderton highlights the areas that Tottenham Hotspur need to strengthen in the January transfer window.

Darren Anderton has said that Tottenham Hotspur could benefit by signing a striker and a defender in the January transfer window.

Former Spurs attacker Anderton believes that manager Mauricio Pochettino has a strong squad, but he still finds two areas that could be improved upon for the second half of the season.

“The squad in general is pretty strong,” the 42-year-old told Premierleague.com. “They could probably do with a centre-forward in the Wilfried Bony mould and they need a bit more in the centre-back area as well.

“Someone like Ron Vlaar at Aston Villa would be a great addition. But it's a pretty strong squad in terms of players to cover when there are injuries.”

Tottenham have been linked with a number of strikers in January and Swansea City star Wilfried Bony is among them, but it is unlikely that they will get him this month.

Anderton’s suggestion that Spurs should try to sign someone like Bony will be backed by many fans, but it will not be easy to get him this month. Maybe in the summer.

Former England international Anderton’s suggestion that Tottenham should try to sign another centre-back, though, is a bit strange.

The North London club do have enough defenders and are not really lacking in numbers in that department. Although they are likely to offload one or two of them (such as Younes Kaboul), Spurs will still have a strong backline.

Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio have established themselves as the first-choice centre-back pairing at White Hart Lane, and the partnership is unlikely to be broken, even by Vlaar.

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