Do Tottenham really need to buy anyone in January?
Andre Villas-Boas has said recently that he doesn’t feel the need to bring in any new recruitment’s in the January transfer window. The Portuguese coach is happy with the current set-up and feels his side will be stronger with players returning from injury.
Winter markets are always inflated and unless a team seriously needs reinforcement like Liverpool or Arsenal, there is hardly any need to change the structure. Spurs have few areas to think about – they need a strong midfielder who can fill the void left by Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart. They need a striker who can score 20-odd goals in a season and probably also need a defender as well. They have conceded 27 goals this season, so any new young defender wouldn’t do harm to the side.
However, the defence will be bolstered by the return of Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul. Their presence will add solidity to the side and much needed pace. Gallas and Dawson, though bring wealth of experience but really lack pace and energy as a result of which Spurs have to defend deep at times.
Likewise, the return of Scott Parker is like a new signing to the Spurs team. The Englishman is a hard worker and will add steel in the midfield. He does all the nasty jobs while his assured presence will give a relief to the defenders, the attacking midfielders could play with greater freedom. Though, Spurs can buy a midfielder, but they can still do without at the moment.
Forward is one department where Spurs probably need to invest. However, Villas-Boas is probably counting on Adebayor and the entire team to do the goal scoring job along with Bale and Defoe. That’s why probably he doesn’t feel the need to buy any good players in winter.