TalkSPORT has quoted Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as hinting that he won’t make any major signings before the end of the current transfer window.
The Argentine has suggested that should he feel he needs extra resources, he can dip into the club’s youth system for cover.
However, not adding a readymade player in a key position for the first team is arguably Pochettino’s biggest gamble at the club so far and it’s worth asking whether it will pay off.
There are one or two areas where Spurs could use an extra player in the squad this month such as a winger down either side of the team and another centre forward to help take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane.
An extra winger would give Tottenham extra dimensions alongside a player like Andros Townsend and enable the boss to switch up his tactics and go with a wide formation, giving Tottenham something different to their normal system.
A striker coming in would enable Kane to stay fresh and give the boss something different to Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, who have struggled to take their chances this season.
The problem with moving for players now is something the Daily Telegraph has outlined, over Tottenham’s reported approach to sign Kevin Mirallas from Everton; the majority of clubs don’t want to sell their best players in the middle of a season.
It’s also reasonable to suggest that Spurs will be in a better position to sign players at the end of the season if they secure Champions League football in the current campaign.
That would increase their appeal and widen the net in terms of the quality and the sort of players they could look to bring in.
It’s a gamble because new signings could help Tottenham improve their chances of a top four finish and keep key players fresh. However, if it pays off then the side could be in a great position this summer.