Tottenham Hotspur will definitely paddle when the water comes in. The club will use the January transfer window to strengthen its squad and seriously challenge for the title.
On January 30 (KST), British media outlet The Express reported, “Tottenham Hotspur are set for a busy January. Manager Enji Postecoglou has identified four potential signings as he focuses on upgrading his squad. Among the four is Ko Itakura (Borussia Mönchengladbach), the next generation of Japan’s defensive core. Postecoglou is no stranger to Japanese players, having played in the Japanese J-League himself.
The positions that Tottenham should be looking to strengthen are central defense and striker. If you can afford it, you can add a central midfielder.
The center back position is more urgent than the others. Spurs don’t really have any options other than Cristian Romero and Mickey Van der Vaart. They can get by with the duo for now after being knocked out of the Champions League and League Cup, but not in the second half of the season when they’re nearing their fitness limits.
The Express says: ‘Tottenham have identified four defenders they hope to sign in January to strengthen their title challenge. They are Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly, Chelsea’s Trevor Chalobah, Crystal Palace’s Mark Gehi and Mönchengladbach’s Itakura.
Of the four, Itakura can also play as a defensive midfielder, making him a perfect fit for Tottenham.
According to the Express, ‘Itakura mainly plays as a center back but can also play as a defensive midfielder. Tottenham are reportedly very interested in Itakura. He was previously with Manchester City but failed to break into the first team and was sent out on loan to Mönchengladbach.
Spurs lead the table with eight wins, two draws, and 26 points through 10 rounds. According to BBC statistics, Spurs have a 50 percent chance 먹튀검증 of winning the title. Last season’s champions, Man City, had seven wins, two draws, and one loss with 23 points after 10 games. They have an advantage over their rivals because they don’t participate in European competitions and can focus on the Premier League.
However, Tottenham also had seven wins, two draws, and one loss through 10 rounds in the 2022-2023 season, but ended up finishing in eighth place.