Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will have “three or four” new signings lined up already ahead of the January transfer window, claims former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.
Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham on Wednesday, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract with the north London side.
Several high-profile players, such as Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, are out of contract at the end of the season.
Redknapp says Mourinho will want to move on players who do not want to play for Spurs in January and replace them with signings he already has in mind.
He’ll have three or four players lined up already. He knows all the right people, he’ll have players lined up
Harry Redknapp on Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho
“Those who don’t want to be there, he’ll bomb them out in January, if you don’t want to play,” Redknapp said on The Debate.
“He’ll have three or four players lined up already. He knows all the right people, he’ll have players lined up to come in.
“And those that can’t make their mind up if they want to play for Tottenham, he’ll go ‘No sorry, I only want players that want to be here, off you go’.”
Mourinho held his first press conference as Tottenham manager on Thursday.
And he claimed he was happy with the squad he has been given.
“The best gift are the players who are here,” Mourinho said.
“I don’t need new players. I just need to get to know these ones better. I know them well but you never know them well enough until you meet them.”
Redknapp, meanwhile, reckons midfielder Dele Alli is likely to benefit from Jose Mourinho’s arrival.
“He will try and get into people’s heads, try and convince them what good players they are,” Redknapp added.
“Get into Dele Alli, tell him ‘listen son, you’re a fantastic player, we need to get you back playing, concentrate on your football, you’re one of the best players in Europe’.
“Get him playing, make him believe in himself again and do the same with four or five others.”
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