Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has told BBC Sport that he does not plan to sign any more players in the January transfer window.
“I don't expect to do any more business in January,” Poyet told BBC Sport on Saturday.
The Uruguayan boss made the comments following Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday.
Spurs’ performance was not exactly great, but the North London outfit still managed to expose the defensive frailties of the Black Cats.
Sunderland do need to improve defensively, and perhaps they need to bring in players to strengthen that area.
Having conceded 33 goals in 22 league matches so far this campaign, the Black Cats remain in grave danger of suffering relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.
Poyet needed a proven Premier League goalscorer, and he found one in Defoe. Now he should try to get a defender who can solidify the backline.
The 47-year-old may not see the need for any more signings, but not recruiting a defender could prove to be costly for Sunderland.