The end of the Premier League’s transfer window is looming and as per usual, many clubs have some important decisions that need to be made as they go into the final four months of the season.
Who needs to buy, who wants to sell, even clubs trying to hold on to their prized assets – sometimes the category that a team falls into off-the-field can often, at times, be more exciting than what’s happening on it.
This brings us to the current situation with Tottenham Hotspur. The fourth place side currently sit five points ahead of fifth place Manchester United – while trailing league leaders Leicester City by the same margin.
With a small cushion on either side and 15 games left this season, there are some key things to consider when questioning whether or not the North London club should splash out before the end of the month.
The recent sale of Andros Townsend to Newcastle United indicates that perhaps Spurs do have some ideas up their sleeve.. Perhaps Chairman Daniel Levy can finally pry Saido Berahino away from West Bromwich Albion after three previous failed bids this summer.
It has been reported that the North London club have already enquired about the availability of Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and Turkish Super Lig sniper Burak Yilmaz, giving the impression that Spurs certainly look poised to make a move before the window slams shut.
However, coach Mauricio Pochettino has stated that no one will be arriving at White Hart Lane just for the sake of making a move.
If the “right” player isn’t available, or is deemed too rich for Spurs blood, they have plenty of youngsters waiting in the wings of Tottenham’s academy, ready to fill a number of roles.
It is certainly an interesting and exciting time to follow the ongoing situation at the club. The team has a legitimate shot at taking home the Premier League crown for the first time, and if the season ended today they would have qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2011.
The question ultimately becomes what moves (if any), need to be made, and when?
Sticking with the players who have performed well thus far may just be the recipe for success – waiting until the summer to add some new recruits.
Alternatively, is it time to spend big and go for glory? Spurs are so close they can almost taste Europe’s elite competition – is it worth the risk?
Only one man truly knows the answer, and we have five days to see whether or not the squad changes come February’s deadline, or will the historically frugal chairman keep his chequebook closed?