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Which position do Tottenham need to strengthen the most in January?

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on December 16, 2017 in...

Tottenham are likely to be active in the January transfer window.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nicosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6,... The January transfer window gives Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino the opportunity to strengthen his squad and it will be interesting to see which players, if any, arrive at the club this month.

Which position, though, is most in need of strengthening for Tottenham?

Tottenham have a strong squad, but it has been evident this season that they have struggled in midfield as they have been overrun on several occasions.

Xherdan Shaqiri of Stoke City contests for the ball with Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium on...

The return from injury of Victor Wanyama should help, in part, to address that issue, but Tottenham could certainly do with bringing in another central midfielder as a possible replacement for Mousa Dembele, who has been unable to make much of an impact this season.

Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has been linked with Tottenham as a possible Dembele replacement, as reported by The Sun.

 

Geoffrey Kondogbia of Valencia competes for the ball with Paulinho (L) of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Valencia and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on November 26, 2017 in...

Kondogbia is a very talented player and, although it may take him a little while to adapt to English football, he would be a suitable replacement for Dembele in terms of providing Tottenham's defence with the requisite protection and also helping them to retain possession more effectively, which would benefit Pochettino's team immensely.

 

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