Ex-defender tells Sky Sports why Tottenham boss will want funds

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender John Scales has told Sky Sports that Mauricio Pochettino needs to bolster his Premier League ranks in January.

John Scales has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy should be expecting another meeting with Mauricio Pochettino regarding transfer funds.

The ex-Spurs defender believes his former employers need to add during the January window if they are to handle a gruelling schedule.

Pochettino’s men are pushing hard for a top-four finish in the Premier League, while remaining in Capital One Cup, FA Cup and Europa League competition.

The heavy workload will test the Spurs squad to its fullest, with it important to have the necessary depth and options available.

Scales believes further investment will aid Pochettino’s cause, allowing him to freshen things up and rotate his starting XI when required.

He told Sky Sports News HQ: "They have got so many games, that is the problem. I think they have played 32 games already and they have got League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League games to come.

"So the demands on that squad are great. Pochettino will be looking for Daniel Levy come back into the market and strengthen their squad and add numbers as much as anything and you want to add quality if you can as well."

Spurs wrapped up six deals last summer, but also saw a number of players head for the exits.

They do have cover in just about every area of the field, but competition for places is no bad thing.

If they can make that battle even more intense, then Pochettino will hope to have enough at his disposal to keep the north London outfit competing on multiple fronts through to the end of the campaign.

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