According to Tottenham expert John Wenham, Spurs are expected to be ‘very active’ in the January transfer window.
The club is currently going through an injury crisis which has depleted their already very thin squad.
Injuries sustained by Micky van de Ven and James Maddison against Chelsea have dealt a significant blow to Ange Postecoglou’s side.
Van de Ven’s hamstring injury is set to keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future, while James Maddison is expected to be out until January next year.
On top of that, Richarlison had to undergo a pelvic surgery on an ongoing health issue which is set to keep him out for the next few weeks.
These latest injuries add to the already long list of players out of action including Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, and Ryan Sessegnon.
Meanwhile, the upcoming AFCON in January is set to make Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr unavailable for several weeks.
Wenham highlighted the urgency for Tottenham to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window if they want to compete with the top teams.
He expects Spurs to be very active in the market and believes their first signing could be a left-sided centre-back early in the transfer window.
Speaking to Tottenham News, Wenham said:
“Tottenham know the situation they are in, they need bodies through the door.
“There are a lot of games coming up and throughout January, Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr will be at AFCON, while Son Heung-min will also be away at the Asian Games.
“Therefore, Spurs need to make signings who are ready to hit the ground running on 1 January.
“I know there are some rumours that Tottenham aren’t expected to do much in the January transfer window, but I don’t see that being the case.
“Clubs won’t come out and tell other clubs that they have money and are desperate to buy people, it doesn’t work like that.
“I fully expect Tottenham to be very active and to try and secure a left-sided centre back early on in the window.”
January window is going to be an important one for Ange. Levy needs to back the Australian fully now in order to make sure Spurs finish in the top 4.
Failure to do so will not only risk derailing the season but also be a big blow for next season if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.