Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has said that the club will not be making any signing in January, noting that he is happy with his squad.
Speaking to reporters when he became manager of the North London club, Mourinho had said that he does not need to sign new players next month as he believes he has a squad capable of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
Also, Mourinho would not be having adequate money to spend on transfers in the upcoming transfer window, but the manager has said he walked into the situation with his eyes open. He was recently linked with a reunion with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he has ruled out the possibility of bringing the former Manchester United striker to the Hotspur stadium.
Most of Mourinho’s problems are defensive as they have only kept one clean sheet in his eight games in charge. And the Portuguese finds himself with a conundrum of becoming tighter at the back and losing some of their attacking threat or continuing in the same manner.
He has hinted that with the players he has at his disposal, getting them to change their habits is the difficult bit
“I am at Tottenham Hotspur. I know the profile of the club, I know the project, I know the vision, I know the objectives,” Mourinho said.
“I know that in our transfer market we are going just to react to things that can happen to us in the market. Like I was saying if some player leaves we need to adapt to it.
“But we are never going to be the kings of the market, attacking important targets, fighting with clubs that are ready by their profile and philosophy to splash the cash and to go to the important targets.
“We need to do our things in an intelligent way, a creative way, and I repeat I like the players that I have.
“The more I work with them, the more I know them, the more I realise their qualities and their problems.
“I keep saying that I need time and this time is arriving. Not from Sunday until the 26th, or the 26th until the 28th.
“But in January, in February, we are going to have a little bit more time to try to improve it.”
In a related development, Spurs are set to reward midfielder Eric Dier with a new due to his increased involvement and surge in form under Mourinho. The defender, who was deemed surplus to requirements under Mauricio Pochettino and has just 18 months left on his contract, is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow team-mate Toby Alderweireld by committing his long-term future to the north London club.
According to The Telegraph, the deal could be worth up to £75,000 a week for the Englishman – a marked improvement from the last contract he signed back in 2016.