Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho insists he is “happy” with the club’s transfer business in January, but admits it “would be better” if they had signed a striker.
Spurs made three signings during the window – bringing in Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica, making Giovani Lo Celso’s contract permanent, and completing a deal for Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn.
Mourinho’s side were also heavily linked with signing a striker after Harry Kane ruptured his hamstring, but potential deals for Olivier Giroud, Krzysztof Piatek and Willian Jose never materialised.
When asked about Tottenham’s business in the transfer market, Mourinho replied: “I’m happy.
“It would be better with a striker, We would need a striker to have a balanced squad to face the great challenges we have in front of us in three different competitions.
“Steven Bergwijn is the kind of player that is good for now but is also good for our future and is also good for the direction we want to go.
“With the difficulties of the market in January it was really hard to find the striker that is good, not just to resolve the problems of today, but also good for the future of the team.”
“I am not expecting [more signings]. The market is open so anything can happen but I am not expecting anything to happen. I am happy.
“If it’s not possible it is not possible. We are all together for this in the club.”