Speaking recently on a video posted on his YouTube channel, Alasdair Gold discussed Tottenham Hotspur’s plans for the January transfer window.
Following a highly active summer, in which Spurs managed to sign the likes of Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Rodon and Joe Hart on permanent deals, as well as Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale on loan deals, Tottenham have got off to a brilliant start in their 2020/21 campaign, with Jose Mourinho’s side currently sitting second in the Premier League table, top of their Europa League table and are safely through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, in which they face Stoke City.
However, with some opinion being that Tottenham still need to strengthen in the centre of defence, after the club missed out on the signing of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar over the summer transfer window, Gold was recently asked on a video of his on YouTube whether or not the club had plans to spend more money in the January window.
He said: “So, I do think in terms of incomings in January, I know we’ll look at central defence. I think we need to see how that develops over the next month or so, how they do in these big games. They’ve got Japhet Tanganga now back fit as well; central-defensive options are starting to get a little bit better.
“It’s a tough one. Centre-back would be the obvious one, but I do wonder, with signing Joe Rodon as they did, whether that negated going again in January.”
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From Gold’s comments, it is clear that the journalist is of the belief Spurs will have a look at signing a centre-back in the January transfer window, but it remains up in the air as to whether Mourinho will deem it a worthy exercise following their summer business.
In our opinion, making a move for a central defender in January would not be the worst idea for Spurs, as, despite their fine start to the league campaign, they have only managed to keep two clean sheets over their eight Premier League fixtures thus far, both of which have come against teams in the relegation zone.
Perhaps Spurs’ form until that point will determine whether they push for further reinforcements in that area given Gold’s concerns that while improvements are needed, they may already have enough personnel in defence.