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.

4 comments to Do Tottenham really need to buy anyone in January?

  • Yes yes yes, any injuries to the team as it is now would seriously derail our season, a complete waste of all the hard work done up till now. Plus the fact Adebayor has not made his mind up about the ACN, now how stupid would we look if He (Ade) went to the ACN and we had not compensated by bringing in any striker for cover. Playmaker and striker please. COYS!

  • ped

    holtby would seem to be a good choice as a skillfull md he can dribble & pass as well as being young maybe a decent investment for a future german international.
    gonna need a striker too as ade & dempsey both have failed to relieve the burden from defoe & the lack of a prolific striker will cost us a cl place as the season draws to the business end

  • Hodgey

    If we can keep players fit then there is no urgency to bring anyone in. In an ideal world however, I would like extra cover upfront and a creative midfielder in case we do pick up injuries, defence is perfectly covered at the moment.

  • rob

    damiao pls and moutinho would b nice and holtby on a free at the end of season

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