Why Tottenham Hotspur should not sell anyone in January

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Tottenham Hotspur have done well so far this season, so why sell anyone when they remain in so many competitions?

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are prepared for a quiet January transfer window, despite a number of players being tipped to either leave or arrive.

While some Spurs fans may question that, it makes plenty of sense, with value rarely seen when it comes to mid-season transfers and Mauricio Pochettino in need of as many of his current players as possible in the second half of the campaign.

Tottenham have been tipped to bid farewell to the likes of Aaron Lennon (the Telegraph), Andros Townsend (the London Evening Standard), Kyle Naughton (Sky Sports) and Roberto Soldado (the Mirror) to name a few, but while most of those men are currently regarded as squad players rather than regular starters, there is a simple reason for keeping most or all of them until the summer.

For now, Tottenham remain in the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League and will hope to navigate all three while also undertaking their Premier League duties.

In short, Tottenham have a lot of matches coming up and depending how well they do in upcoming cup games they could have one of the busiest 2015s in quite some time.

Pochettino’s side got to this point in part because of their big squad, with the manager able to rotate and ensure his players remain fresh.

Selling one or two men this month may not have much of an impact but Tottenham have got this far with the players at their disposal, so why not wait a few more months, see how this campaign pans out and then restructure the squad when they have more time to do so?

If a quality addition becomes available of course they should move for them, but how often does that happen in January, especially for a fee (including wage demands) Spurs could afford?

Perhaps it would be better to keep this side together, push for cup glory and reassess in the close-season.

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