Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Spurs will not be spending crazy money in January despite the depleted squad.
Tottenham’s brilliant start to the season saw them go unbeaten for 10 games, winning 8 and drawing 2.
But the game against Chelsea turned out to be a disaster as not only did they end up losing 4-1, but saw two of their best players suffer long-term injuries.
Micky van de Ven James Maddison were forced off right before half-time. Van de Ven suffered a hamstring injury and is expected to be out for the ‘foreseeable future’.
And while James Maddison was taken off as a precaution, his injury turned out to be more serious than initially thought. He is now expected to be out until January with an ankle issue.
Adding to the woes, Romero’s red card resulted in a three-match ban, and Udogie’s suspension and subsequent muscle injury compounded Tottenham’s growing injury list.
Amid this squad depletion, the upcoming January transfer window could be crucial for Tottenham.
However, according to Fabrizio Romano, the club might not be inclined to ‘spending crazy money’ in the January window.
“On Spurs, we know they have some injuries in defence at the moment, but they are not desperate to sign cover. It will depend on opportunities.”
”They’ve been unlucky because they’ve had a lot of injuries at the same time, but I’m told they won’t panic because they know most of these players will be back at the end of December, so they’ll assess the situation then.”
“Overall, I don’t see Tottenham spending crazy money in January, that’s not the plan at the moment.”
“They’re happy with the balance in the squad right now, but of course the recovery process of some key players will be important, so perhaps they could look for opportunities towards the end of the January window.”
This is perhaps not the transfer update Tottenham fans would be wanting to hear.
There is a real possibility for Spurs to charge for a top four and perhaps even more if they can get a couple of more top quality players in each position.
The injuries have amplified the urgency for bolstering the squad’s depth, especially considering the physically demanding nature of Postecoglou’s high-intensity playing style.
Yet, the club’s reported strategy revolves around assessing opportunities rather than hastily pursuing extravagant deals.
The pressure will be on Levy and co to deliver in the January transfer window. A conservative approach in the transfer market might spark fan discontent if the necessary signings aren’t secured.