Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp have been linked with a move away from the club during the January transfer window.
A report from Football Insider claims that the north London club have now decided to block the exits for the two players because of their current injury crisis.
Tottenham are going through a difficult period right now and key players like James Maddison and Rodrigo Bentancur are currently sidelined with injuries. Bentancur has picked up a ligament tear whereas Maddison is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
It is evident that Tottenham need more bodies in the middle of the park and they cannot afford to sanction the departure of Hojbjerg and Skipp. Both players have struggled for regular game time this season and it is clear that they are not key players for Ange Postecoglou.
However, the Australian manager cannot afford to weaken his squad at the stage of the season and he needs to hold on to the two players until the summer transfer window.
Tottenham will be hoping to secure Champions League qualification and they need a deeper squad to do well throughout the campaign. The likes of Hojbjerg and Skipp have proven to be useful players for Tottenham in the past, and they could be quality options to have.
Both players have been linked with January exits and it remains to be seen whether they are keen on staying despite not being regular starters. On the flip side, they will be hungry to showcase their qualities if given a chance.