Tottenham Hotspur have had a poor start to the season.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is only just getting started overhauling his squad.
The Times reports Pochettino wants as many as five new signings to give the team a lift.
The report states: “He wants at least three defenders, a holding midfielder and two attacking players, including a striker — and that is without the threat of Harry Kane and others leaving.”
There will be departures though, with a number of so-called key players letting their contracts run down.
Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen all have deals which expire at the end of June.
There are also question marks over the futures of Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier.
Spurs boss Pochettino has been trying to gradually phase these players out, but it is tough with the team battling for points and lacking alternative options.
Eriksen and Aurier both featured at the weekend, and until Tottenham get new signings in, Pochettino will have to keep on using this group.
While he may want five new players, if he gets just one in during the January, he will be lucky with Spurs reluctant to do business mid-season.