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Why Didn’t Tottenham Invest In January?

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

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We’ve come to that stage of the season where the best teams are separated from the rest. If Tottenham want to be a part of that group, they’re going to have to be outstanding from now until the end of the season.

Tottenham have faded in the last couple of weeks. With a series of poor Premier League results that Tottenham haven’t been to accustomed to this year, they are no longer in the driver’s seat for a top-four spot.

With key players currently out with injuries, it evokes the question — why didn’t they strengthen in January? A new striker or attacking midfielder would breathe new life into the team at this point. They did sign Lewis Holtby, but I don’t think he’s the kind of player who is going to score more than seven or eight in a season or rack up a laundry full of assists, for that matter.

It’s quite clear that a striker is required. Despite Emmanuel Adebayor‘s goal against Everton, there hasn’t been a torrent of goals from any player other than Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe, the latter’s coming in the first half of the season. This isn’t good enough for a Champions League aspiring team.

Look at Loic Remy at QPR, Demba Ba at Chelsea, or even Moussa Sissoko at Newcastle. These players have made an impact at their new clubs, and a clinical, but strong forward was exactly what was needed.

It’s unclear why money wasn’t invested, but if Tottenham miss out on the top four, they will only have themselves to blame.