Antonio Conte urges Tottenham top brass ‘to do something’ in January transfer window

Ahead of Spurs’ Leicester clash, the Italian said January is “not the best opportunity” for transfers but his squad is too small.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte repeated his desire for January signings, saying Spurs had “to do something” this window.

Ahead of Spurs’ Leicester clash, the Italian said January is “not the best opportunity” for transfers but that his squad is too small.

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LondonWorld understands that Conte is after a striker to provide competition with Harry Kane and a fast, powerful full back.

Spurs have reportedly made contact with Juventus for midfielder Weston McKennie, but the Italian wouldn’t be drawn on any rumours.

manager Antonio Conte of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Conte said: “I know that the transfer window in January is always very difficult and it is more simple when you start the season to buy important players.

“In January, it is not easy, but at the same time we know very well that if there is the opportunity, and also if it’s not the best opportunity, we need to do something.

“Also, if I repeat that this could not be the best opportunity.

“But I think that we are in a situation where we have to try to implement the squad, because the squad is not so big.”

Conte said that his team must continue to build momentum and keep the good form in the league if they are to finish in the top four this season.

Spurs have been urged to consider a move for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, as they look to add a spark of creativity to their struggling side. The 24-year-old has been with the Foxes since 2018, and has one senior cap for England. (Football Insider)

Spurs remain unbeaten in the league under the Italian manager and will take on Leicester, who themselves will be eyeing a European spot despite a difficult season.

A win against Leicester City will see Spurs go above rivals Arsenal, and close the gap on fourth-placed West Ham to just two points, with a game in hand for the Lilywhites.

Games against Brighton and Chelsea then follow up quickly which will test Antonio’s Conte top-four credentials, but the Italian manager says he is not looking beyond the Leicester City game.

He said: “I think that we have to try and continue to have good results in the league. It’s very important.

“We know very well that only after the international break, the injured players are ready to come back in our squad.

“It will be very important to overcome this period because it’s not easy to play many games - especially if you have many injuries in your squad.

“Then we’ll see what will happen during this period with the transfer market.

“In January, it’s always an important period because if you can help the team, the squad then you have the opportunity in this month to try and take the best opportunity.”