Tottenham Hotspur boss open to January transfers

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentine head coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) congratulates his English striker Harry Kane for his hat-trick as he is substituted during the UEFA Champions League...

The Tottenham Hotspur manager is willing to sign players - providing they're available.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Mauricio Pochettino has told Football London that he is open to the idea of potentially strengthening his Tottenham Hotspur squad in the January transfer window.

Tottenham are 21 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and have been eliminated from the League Cup.

Realistically, Spurs have to win the Champions League or FA Cup to have a successful season and some shrewd business next month might bolster their chances of silverware.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

However, Pochettino says that he is happy with his Tottenham squad for the most part if he can't find the "quality players" who would add something to his squad.

"For us it's to see if there's an opportunity to try to improve the squad and to sign some good quality players. If it's not possible I'm happy with my squad," he told Football London.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

It's been an outstanding season for Spurs in Europe and, with a last-16 Champions League tie with Juventus on the horizon next year, they might need new personnel to negotiate that one.

After all, what if, say, Harry Kane is injured for it? Is Fernando Llorente good enough to deputise? Arguably not, so Pochettino could and probably should be looking at signing a striker.

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