Jose Mourinho Will have to take Tottenham into the January transfer market, says Darren Bent, with the Portuguese expected to hunt reinforcements for a leaky defensive unit.
Spurs have improved below the steering of an established coach, with the choice taken to part with Mauricio Pochettino’s services in Nov.
Clean sheets are proving to be elusive, though, with Mourinho troubled to duplicate the efforts that have created his group’s watertight within the past.
An opportunity to deal with those failings is near to take place, with Spurs among those being tipped to splash the make the earliest 2020.
Former striker Bent believes another reliable possibility is needed at center-half despite Belgium international Toby Alderweireld committing to a brand new contract in north London.
Bent told talkSPORT of Mourinho’s accomplishment plans: “He will solely work with what he’s got.
“He’s managed to clearly flip toby and acquire him to sign a brand new contract, thus he likes him as a defender and believes that he will improve them at the rear.
“But assume in January he’s reaching to have to dip into that transfer market and acquire somebody in as a result of at one stage I used to look at toby Alderweireld and January Vertonghen and think defensively that partnership is one in all the strongest within the Premier League.
“Now, each of them have lost many legs you’d got to say, clearly age involves everybody.
“Vertonghen’s had massive injuries thus perhaps that’s taking part in a district further.
“I suppose he will certainly read that transfer market and take a look at and bring a defender in and perhaps even a full-back.
“Listen, Spurs at the minute, going forward they’ve got no problems whatever.
“They’ve got Son [Heung-min] once he comes back from suspension, [Harry] Kane, [Dele] Alli, [Christian] Eriksen, [Erik] Lamela, these guys will create the distinction.
“I suppose [Ryan] Sessegnon, aa lot of the plays the higher he’ll get.
“But defensively they can’t be having to attain 2, 3 goals to even get a point.”
Bent believes that departures might aid Mourinho’s cause once it involves liberating up funds and areas in his squad, with it potential that a Colombian defender may be rapt on.
The ex- England striker added: “Well someone’s reaching to have to go.
“Obviously [Juan] Foyth hasn’t extremely compete for an excessive amount of, that’s a grip there.
“You got to say he doesn’t extremely fancy Davinson Sanchez.
“I suppose once he was at United and that they compete against Ajax believe it had been, he even targeted letting Sanchez have the ball, currently he’s accountable of him. thus believe clearly that’s another space.”