Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is happy with the current squad and could refrain from signing new players come January.

The 42-year old is yet to spend a huge amount of money on a single player as the manager and could continue that trend. He said, “January is not about whether we sign a player or not. I am happy with my squad.

“I never put pressure on the club to sign a player. As head coach I try to explain to the chairman and the sporting director my thoughts and after we decide together what is best for the club.”

Pochettino’s most expensive signing so far is left back Ben Davies after having signed from Swansea for a fee of €12.65m. He spent wisely in the summer as he strengthened almost every area of his team.

Ben Davies


Federico Fazio


Benjamin Stambouli


Michel Vorm


Eric Dier


DeAndre Yedlin


Pochettino’s signings at Tottenham so far (Source: Transfermarkt)

Tottenham’s next opponents are Leicester City and Pochettino’s side could be without midfielder Ryan Mason who impressed in their last game against Burnley. The 23-year old picked up an ankle injury against Burnley. When asked about Mason, the Tottenham boss had some words of praise after his strong performances this season since making his Premier League debut against Arsenal in September, “He’s strong – and more than he believes. We show him that he has improved his physical condition from the beginning of the season.

“Yes, we need to be careful but it’s the same for all young players. He is a 23-year-old, but that is still young for the Premier League. It’s his first season.

“I think that is a merit from the club and the staff because the first thing is you believe in the player. It’s good that the players feels the confidence.

“After that we try to help and analyse him in his weakness and how he can improve. This is a merit for the staff. Every day the staff help and push him to improve.”

Paulinho set for an exit

Mason’s form has been so good that he has appeared in every Premier League game since his debut and has displaced Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from the team.

Paulinho, who was signed last summer, has made just five appearances in the Premier League this season and has been restricted to game time only in the Europa League where he has appeared seven times. As a result, Serie A side Inter Milan are looking at the possibility of signing him on loan in January with the view of a permanent transfer in the summer for a fee of £12m.

Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio has reported flown to London to open discussions with Tottenham regarding the 26-year old.