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David Ornstein: Tottenham will be on tight budget in January and need to be ‘creative’

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David Ornstein says Tottenham Hotspur will have to be clever with their money because they won’t have much to spend

According to The Athletic [subscription required], Tottenham Hotspur need to be attentive in the upcoming transfer window and be more creative while recruiting players. Ange Postecoglou is facing a tough start to 2024 as he will be missing three crucial players because of their international duties.

Pape Sarr is set to miss out on upcoming matches as he represents Senegal at the highly anticipated Africa Cup of Nations. Yves Bissouma from Mali will also be absent during the tournament, which will take place from January 13 to February 11.

However, even with the absence of Tottenham’s usual midfield starters, David Ornstein from the Athletic suggests that the focus for January signings is more likely to be on strengthening the center-back and forward positions.

Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr are two players who Ange Postecoglou will be missing in this crucial period. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr are two players who Ange Postecoglou will be missing in this crucial period. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Spurs, much like their competitors, will have to work within a limited budget. However, this won’t stop them from making transfers. They just need to think outside the box and get creative. Players like Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice have been widely discussed, but it seems unlikely that the talented French defender will make a move to Spurs during the winter transfer window.

Spurs might be willing to take the call on their strategy regarding other positions, such as midfielders and wide attackers, will depend on the return to fitness of Rodrigo Bentancur, James Maddison and Manor Solomon, as well as the possibility of generating funds through player sales.

To name a few, Jota is a player that Postecoglou is familiar with, having spent time together at Celtic. Over the summer, Celtic made a significant club-record sale as the Portuguese player joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad for a whopping £25m. Nevertheless, the 24-year-old has seen limited playing time since joining the club.

Jota was a star for Ange Postecoglou at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Jota was a star for Ange Postecoglou at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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With the transfer window on the horizon and several key players sidelined due to injuries and suspensions, it is crucial for Spurs to make astute signings. However, it may not be wise to invest all of our resources in just one player. Instead, allocating those resources to strengthen other positions will ultimately benefit us in the long term by improving the overall depth of our squad.

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