Mauricio Pochettino has said Tottenham are “working on” signings as the January transfer window enters its final week.
Spurs didn’t bring in a single new player over the summer but injuries could force the Londoners into the market this month.
The club received a boost on Friday as Son Heung-min was eliminated from the Asian Cup with South Korea, meaning the forward will return to Tottenham sooner than expected.
With Harry Kane and Dele Alli expected to be sidelined until March, Son’s return is perfectly timed.
But Pochettino says the club is open to bringing in new recruits before the transfer window closes at the end of January, although he couldn’t guarantee arrivals.
“I always say I am more than open to add players to the squad. That is so clear. A different thing is if we can find the right player that is going to help us improve,” Pochettino said (via Sky Sports).
“We are working on a few options. We will see if we are able to deliver. We have one space now Mousa Dembele has gone.
“There’s two different things. One thing is to try to improve our squad with the right profile. Another thing is if you have some problems with players who are injured, and you try to replace them.
“We are going to sign if we identify the player than can improve us. We are not going to sign because we have some injuries. We have enough players to cover injuries.
“Of course, if you win, OK. But if you don’t win, maybe you need a different way to operate.”
The question is: who are the players Spurs are looking at? One could be Adrien Rabiot, who has been heavily linked with a move to north London in recent days.
Another could be Hull City striker Jarrod Bowen – the 22-year-old’s name has been doing the rounds for the last few weeks, and Tottenham could do with reinforcements up front.