After an infamously quiet summer transfer window, many Tottenham fans were expecting, or hoping, for their club to spend this January.
Thus far, this month has been as dry as their summer was, but that does not mean that they have not been linked with a number of players.
In fact, Spurs have been heavily linked with Monaco’s Youri Tielemans, and Daniel Levy is waiting for manager Mauricio Pochettino to give the green light for this transfer. However, the Argentinian has clearly not approved the transfer yet, leaving the club in limbo.
This may infuriate many fans, not only because it has been almost a year since they were last able to celebrate a new signing, but because they are going through an injury crisis at the moment with the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli out. These injuries have hit them hard, and has seen them crash out of the FA Cup and League Cup in a matter of days.
However, fans will also not want to spend for the sake of spending, particularly in a time of austerity due to the stadium. Pochettino clearly has that mindset at the moment, and will only want to add to his squad if the newcomer is going to be of a high quality. He clearly has a vision of what he wants his Tottenham team to look like and how he wants them to play, and will not settle for anyone that does not fit this vision.
In light some Premier League teams spending huge sums for players that have not fitted into the team too well, Pochettino is clearly not keen to repeat those mistakes.