Pochettino makes surprising statement about January transfer window

The manager of Tottenham Hotspur - Mauricio Pochettino - believes the transfer window should only be open in the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking in an interview with the London Evening Standard about the January transfer window.

The Spurs manager has been tipped to make a splash in this window, with a new quality striker one of the additions he would be wise to make if at all possible.

But the problem with the January transfer window is that so few clubs are willing to let quality players go while there is often an air of desperation for those seeking to add to their squad.

Tottenham have already bid farewell to Kyle Naughton in this window but it remains to be seen if more players will either leave or arrive at White Hart Lane in the coming days. Either way, Pochettino clearly believes a re-think could be in order.

“A lot of different interests reach the player and the club,” the Tottenham boss said.

“It is not an easy period. Would it be better if the window opened only in the summer? From my point of view, yes.

“It’s important to keep all the players focused on the one target.”

It is an interesting statement from Pochettino, and one that makes sense when you consider that Tottenham are currently in all four competitions and in need of a big squad in order to cope.

If players are suddenly tempted away it could have a detrimental effect on clubs' aspirations for the campaign. But does that mean Tottenham will not be making any signings of their own this month?

Only time will tell…

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