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Manager quashes January talk in potentially huge boost to Tottenham

Tottenham supporters have been pretty buoyant in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side get their quest for FA Cup glory underway with a comfortable 3-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon at Wembley on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have not won a trophy since lifting the League Cup back in 2008, leaving them enduring a longer silverware drought than North London rivals Arsenal did in their infamous barren spell between 2005 and 2014. Yet they got their FA Cup campaign off to the perfect start on Sunday as a brace from Harry Kane as well as Jan Vertonghen’s first goal in over four years secured a routine win over Neal Ardley’s Dons, earning Spurs a fourth round trip to League Two outfit Newport County.

Subsequently, there have been many happy Tottenham fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are likely to be further encouraged by a recent report from Calcio Mercato, which outlines some potentially promising comments from Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane regarding his January plans.

The European champions have repeatedly been linked with striker Kane in the last few months, what with the 24-year-old already having netted 26 goals for Pochettino’s side this season, which means he is well on his way to beating last term’s impressive tally of 35.

Yet Real manager Zidane has recently ruled out a January move for the forward, saying: ‘I do not need anyone, we have a team and some players I really believe in.

‘Every season there are difficult times, but we have everything to go on and we will see what happens at the end of the season, if we need to change something.’

And while a summer move isn’t out of the question, these comments are sure to come as a big boost to Pochettino and Tottenham fans, with it likely that Kane will remain a Spurs player beyond the January 31 deadline.

Landlord’s verdict: Harry Kane’s form in front of goal for Tottenham in the last few years has been extraordinary, with the Englishman winning the Premier League’s Golden Boot in each of the last two seasons.

And with 18 goals in just 21 league appearances this term, the 24-year-old is well on his way to doing so again, and his excellent goal-scoring exploits have unsurprisingly attracted interest from Real Madrid in recent times.

However, manager Zinedine Zidane has recently stated that the Spanish giants will not be looking to make any signings this month, which is sure to come as a big boost to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, even if a summer move is not out of the question.

For now though, it looks like Kane will remain a Tottenham player ahead of the second half of the season.

Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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