Tottenham are going to struggle to sign players for them during the January transfer window, according to Roy Keane.
Antonio Conte wants to sign players before the window closes on January 31, but the club are running out of time to strike deals.
Conte even urged Spurs to listen to his transfer demands during his press conference ahead of their loss to Chelsea.
“Honestly, I prefer to talk about this subject always with the club,” he said.
“Of course I made assessments on the team but I spoke with the club and I hope the club will listen to me.”
Spurs look likely to sign Adama Traore from Wolves, while keen to offload Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso next week.
But Manchester United legend Keane believes Tottenham will struggle to attract top players to the club.
“It’s great to have a great coach and a great manager, which he undoubtedly is, but he has to have the players,” Keane said. sky sports.
“It’s all very well to have an agreement with the owner before taking over, but the reality can be slightly different when you take over.
“He spoke well and obviously he’s not going to throw anyone under the bus, but I guarantee you if you talk to him privately after being at the club for a few months I bet he thinks ‘we need a lot of players from quality”.
“The difficulty is knowing which top players are going to go to Spurs, especially in January, or in the summer, if they don’t get into the Champions League.
“The manager could be an attraction, but he will be in the last year of his contract, if he is still around.
“It’s a big dilemma, but even if he gets funds to spend, there are no quality players available in January who would want to go to Tottenham.”
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