Report outlines Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham transfer plans after Jan Vertonghen's injury

Mauricio Pochettino sees Kevin Wimmer as the man to step up after Jan Vertonghen's injury.

According to The Sun, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has no plans to sign a new centre back, despite Jan Vertonghen's major injury.

Spurs confirmed on Tuesday that Belgian international centre back has suffered medial collateral ligament damage, an injury picked up in the second half of the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Given Vertonghen's outstanding partnership with his international team-mate Toby Alderweireld this season, the injury is a major blow for manager Mauricio Pochettino and for Tottenham's title hopes.

Losing a key part of the league's best defence is now something that Pochettino will have to overcome - but he doesn't intend to do it through new signings.

The Sun report that Spurs currently have no plans to sign a new centre back before next week's transfer deadline, and Pochettino wants summer signing Kevin Wimmer to step up and take Vertonghen's position.

The Austrian international, who joined from German sign Koln over the summer, has been Spurs' third choice centre back this season, but has impressed in the limited appearances he has been given, and will now be given a chance to star on a regular basis after Vertonghen's injury.

Pochettino could also use Eric Dier at centre back, or even bring Federico Fazio back in from the cold, so it's easy to see why the Spurs boss isn't desperate to sign a new defender - but one of those players will have to step up and continue Tottenham's outstanding defensive record this season.

Do you think Spurs should sign a new defender this week, or is Wimmer good enough?

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