Considering an alternative option for Tottenham Hotspur in the upcoming transfer window.
With just a month until the January transfer window, fans of football clubs up and down the country will start to pay a little more attention to the rumours that continually fill the back pages.
But when it comes to Tottenham Hotspur, should their chairman Daniel Levy do something a little different this year and forget about January altogether?
It is a bold suggestion and one that will not go down well with all Spurs fans, but history shows us that January signings are just as likely to cause problems for a side as they are to solve them? And when it comes to Tottenham, there is a distinct lack of issues with their playing staff right now.
Tottenham have not lost a league match since the opening game of the season against Manchester United – when it took an own-goal from Kyle Walker to divide the teams. Since then Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been flying and they currently find themselves fifth in the table, just four points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Signing new players in January could be the difference between success and failure, but it could also disrupt the brilliant form Pochettino has inspired.
Tottenham may have limited striking options but if they bring in a new forward is he really going to play ahead of the prolific Harry Kane? Plus they have Clinton N’Jie and Heung-Min Son as alternative striking options if required.
Similarly Eric Dier and Dele Alli have been sensational in central midfield and in the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Mousa Dembele there is more than enough cover should one or both be unavailable.
With alternative options in both full-back positions and in central defence the simple fact is Tottenham do not need any additions partway through a season that offers so much, so could the best thing be for Levy to simply put his feet up and watch others panic buy in the post-Christmas sales.