Why Tottenham's good form changes nothing ahead of the January transfer window

Tottenham Hotspur have started their Premier League season well - but still need the very same transfer targets.

Tottenham's good form in the Premier League has gotten many supporters excited. Some pundits have even got a little too excited, speaking of a title challenge already.

But the north London side's impressive performances don't actually change anything in the January transfer window.

Indeed, the season is a grueling one and, for Spurs, that constitutes competing on three fronts. The league is the priority, while Mauricio Pochettino appears to be taking the Europa League seriously.

After reaching the Capital One Cup final last season, meanwhile, the Argentine will need to take the FA Cup equally seriously if he wants to leave a legacy that goes beyond progress and actually delivers some silverware.

All of the above requires the perfect squad - or as close to perfect as Tottenham can manage in the transfer market. That means they need to sign the same type of players in January that they did at the start of the season (some of whom they missed out on).

Up front, everything is rosy when Harry Kane is on form. But Kane won't be on song all season and certainly can't be expected to be fit enough to play twice a week all season.

Another centre-forward is needed for certain. In midfield, Tottenham seem golden right now. But, in defence, Spurs could arguably still do with cover.

Pochettino's centre-backs are in fine form but a better back-up than Federico Fazio is needed, especially as Kevin Wimmer is yet to produce. At full-back, meanwhile, Tottenham may be content with Kieran Trippier as a back-up to Kyle Walker but it is perhaps worth revisiting.

Of course, defensively Spurs don't necessarily need to strengthen. But support for Kane remains a huge priority. Heung-Min Son can deputise at centre-forward yet that isn't an ideal long-term solution.

Things are going brilliantly for Pochettino's side right now - a good January window is the only way to ensure it stays that way.

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