Tottenham transfers: Pochettino’s most likely deadline day signings, according to the bookies

Barring Mousa Dembele, Tottenham still have the same squad they had last season.

The Belgian left the club for the Chinese Super League earlier this month and no new signings have been made.

Spurs became the first club in transfer window history not to make a summer signing, and with just two days of the transfer window remaining, it looks like being a similar story this January.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted today that he had been “optimistic” of making a signing, but now he was “not so optimistic”.

To give the Spurs fans a bit of hope, we thought we’d take a look at Paddy Power’s transfer specials, to see who the bookmakers think is the most likely to join the club in the final two days of the window.

Jack Grealish

Tottenham are looking at homegrown players this month, with a deficiency in their squad currently.

And with Mousa Dembele having departed, midfield would be the logical position in which to make a signing.

Grealish was the biggest name linked with Spurs in the summer transfer, but the club could not get a deal over the line before Aston Villa got outside investment and decided not to sell.

Grealish signed a new Villa contract, but that has not stopped Spurs being linked with returning for him. The bookies have Spurs as the 11/2 favourites for him in the final two days of the window.

Matt Doherty

Now here’s a name that has not really been linked with Spurs before.

Matt Doherty is having quite the season for Wolves. And with Spurs having a few problems at full-back, he could certainly be a solution.

He is, however, 27, and not the right age to be a Pochettino signing. It doesn’t seem like a probably move in the final two days of the January window, but he is 5/2 favourite to join Spurs.

Max Aarons

Another right-back, but this one would make more sense.

Aarons is a 19-year-old – a young player that Pochettino could mould.

Kieran Trippier has endured a difficult season after a fine World Cup with England, while Serge Aurier has not exactly tied down the right-back berth as his own.

Aarons is on the Spurs radar – they’ve watched him a few times this season in the Championship with Norwich and Spurs are overwhelming favourites to sign him at 11/10.