Tottenham Hotspur – Spurs set for January mega spend!

Gareth Thomas Football 6 Comments

Tottenham Hotspur’s season has not exactly gone to plan so far. On Saturday they could only muster a 0-0 bore draw with Crystal Palace as they sought to recover from their 3-0 midweek decimation by Premier League leaders Chelsea. Now, according to the Daily Mirror, Spurs are set to spend big in January to improve their stumbling squad.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino is understood to have a budget of £20m and hopes to sell a number of players to boost that figure. This means his first target is one of his former Southampton men, Morgan Schneiderlin. Schneiderlin has played 216 league games for Southampton since joining in 2008 from Strasbourg. Since then he has established himself as an impressive midfielder and wanted to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer. Now it seems Pochettino could be ready to bid for him again.

Tottenham’s second January target is another Southampton player, forward Jay Rodriguez. 25-year-old Rodriguez was also linked to White Hart Lane in the summer but the move didn’t materialise but Pochettino needs a new striker and the 1 capped England international could be his man. The ex-Burnley forward has established himself in the Premier League with the Saints and could certainly add to the Spurs front-line.

The final target on the Tottenham list is Napoli’s central defender Raul Albiol. The 29-year-old began his career in La Liga with Valencia before moving on to Spanish giants Real Madrid. He played 81 La Liga matches for Los Blancos before being sold to Serie A side Napoli in July 2013 for €12m. In Italy he has continued to show his prowess as a commanding centre-back and is exactly what Tottenham need to bolster their defence.

Spurs fans, do you think these targets will save your season? Who do you want to see leave the club?

By Gareth Thomas | December 8th, 2014

  • kevmeist

    If Spurs have 20M to spend, how on earth can they expect to get Schneiderlin, Rodriguez and the third person (that I have never heard of before) with today’s inflated prices? From that POV, this “story” makes no sense whatsoever.

  • Alan

    Should read well before you comment because it does say that we will have to sell a number of players§

  • JeffFreo

    I would rate the performance against Crystal Palace as Tottenham’s worst in six years. Against a very average opponent they were diabolical. The first person to sell is Lamela and the second is Soldado. How you get back the 57 million quid spent on them is anyone’s guess. Both are a disaster. Others to go should be Chiriches, Rose, Naughton and Kaboul plus the idiot who went out and squandered most of the Bale money. Lennon should be last to be sold. Not only has he created chances but has spent half of his time on the pitch trying cover for our hopeless defence at right back.

  • kevmeist

    I did read it. It said that there was a 20M budget and even if they sell SolDUDo and LAMEla they will not get what they paid for them, so the budget won’t be excessively more. Couple with sell before you buy…I can’t see too much happening in January, can you?

  • kevmeist

    Kinda agree about Lennon. Although I don’t think he ever recovered his form after the last injury that he had. I read somewhere that he still smokes. Is that true? Maybe that is why he is “slower” than he used to be?

  • JeffFreo

    I’d be totally amazed if any Premier League professional smokes. I don’t think any manager would stand for that. This isn’t the 1960’s when you got pissed after every game and filled your lungs with cancer. Sticking with the current squad and assuming they are fit, this is the team I would play. Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Capoue, Paulinho, Lennon, Eriksen, Townshend, Adebayor or Kane. Capoue to play in front of the back four and Paulinho to push up with Eriksen when we have the ball. We desperately need some width to our play and Townshend and Lamela are useless on the right side. Townshend should play left wing and get some crosses in.