By Wayne Veysey
Tottenham are unlikely to make more than one or two senior January signings despite Mauricio Pochettino calling for the club to use the next two transfer windows to fix the problems in his squad, Football Insider understands.
The Argentine was highly critical of his players after their shock League Cup elimination on Tuesday night and spoke darkly of “different agendas in the squad” as he opened up about how some stars are looking to leave.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Pochettino is likely to have to wait until next summer to oversee the mass overhaul that he wanted in the recently-completed window.
Pochettino has been frank about feeling let down by chairman Daniel Levy in the transfer market this summer.
Levy and the Spurs board will provide cash for new signings in January, but it will not be a huge sum and any significant money would have to be generated by player sales.
The source does not envisage more than “one or two” arrivals capable of slotting straight into the first-team squad.
This comes after Football Insider revealed yesterday that Pochettino wants to offload contract rebels Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld and three other senior stars, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama.
Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen are in control of their destinies and likely to hold out for free transfers next summer, while it may be difficult to sell Rose and Wanyama in the winter window.
Pochettino faces the prospect of having to manage first teamers he has wanted sold for the rest of the season, before he can oversee the kind of radical changes he wanted this summer.