Tottenham are currently going through a crisis on and off the pitch. Their terrific start to the campaign that placed them on top of the league with a 10 game unbeaten streak has taken a sharp downturn with three consecutive losses, dropping them to 5th place.
The turning point came during their match against Chelsea, where Spurs not only suffered a 4-1 defeat but also lost couple of key players to long-term injuries.
James Maddison suffered an ankle injury ruling him out until January, while Micky van de Ven faces an indefinite absence after picking up a hamstring injury.
Additionally, Cristian Romero’s red card for a foul on Enzo has him serving a three-game ban.
The team is struggling defensively due to a lack of backup in the center, forcing makeshift solutions in recent games.
Midfield concerns persist as Pape Matar Sarr’s post-international break problem led to his absence against Aston Villa.
The only positive for Ange was the return of Rodrigo Bentancur who started his first match for Spurs since February. Unfortunately, he suffered an ankle injury after a horrible tackle from Matty Cash sidelining him once again.
Manager Ange is now dealing with the absence of nine key players, adding pressure on an already thin squad.
January transfer window can not come any sooner for Spurs. They will need to sign several players in order to bolster their squad if they want to fight for the top 4.
The club’s new sporting director Johan Lange and the rest of the team are said to be working hard behind the scenes ahead of the transfer window.
He also named the former Celtic striker Jota as someone who they will go for to try and get a deal one.
Jota would an excellent January signing for Spurs. The player and Ange know each other very well from their time together at Celtic where he scored 28 goals and assisted another 26.
With Son facing a potential absence of up to six weeks during the AFC Asian Cup in January and Richarlison’s inconsistent form, Jota could emerge as an impactful signing for Spurs, potentially bolstering their attacking prowess.