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Antonio Conte addresses whether Covid will impact Tottenham Hotspur January sales

According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte has revealed whether a new surge of the coronavirus in the first team could prevent the club from offloading players in the January transfer window. 

Nine players and several staff members needed to be isolated last month after returning positive tests for Covid-19. Spurs also saw several games postponed and also were forced to forfeit their UEFA Europa Conference League clash vs Stade Rennais.

Antonio Conte  addresses whether Covid will impact Tottenham Hotspur January sales.
Antonio Conte suggested there could be another Covid-19 surge in the Tottenham squad.

Even for the training sessions, Antonio Conte struggled to find fit players, and the Tottenham squad had to use mannequins to make up the numbers. The unavailability of the players put Spurs on the back foot as the North London club’s training facilities were closed. 

Even though Tottenham have passed the phrase, Coronavirus is still wreaking havoc in the Premier League. In his recent press conference, Antonio Conte suggested that there could be new cases in the squad as they are waiting for the confirmed RT-PCR tests. 

When asked about whether a Covid surge in the squad could change Tottenham’s selling policy in the January transfer window, Conte suggested that wouldn’t be the case. Furthermore, the former Inter Milan manager added that they would decide according to what favours the team. 

“Covid or no Covid, if you have to do something, you have to do. Not because there’s Covid or not Covid. On this topic, we’ll try to take the best decision with the club and see what we can do.”

Will Tottenham look to offload off-form players despite Covid woes.
Will Tottenham look to offload off-form players despite Covid woes?

Decisions to make!

Tottenham are now left to negotiate a tricky run of games sans lack of adequate depth in certain areas. The forward lineup could struggle if any of Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min get injured because there isn’t enough quality backup. 

The Italian manager has more options in the midfield. However, there are some off form players in the form of Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombélé. Thus The Italian manager should target the midfield options when selling players. A rebuild is currently on and it is imperative that certain players have to make way for others.

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The centre back division also needs fresh reinforcements. Thus, selling before bringing in reinforcements wouldn’t be a wise option. 

Tottenham has been secretive about their Covid positive players. But the Covid surge could eventually impact the management’s decision if many first-team players return positive. 

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