Tottenham Hotspur F.C. manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to further strengthen his attacking options following the arrival of Clinton N’Jie from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais.
Spurs (0-1-1), who had a bid for Saido Berahino rejected by West Bromwich Albion earlier this week, have just two forwards available for Saturday’s English Premier League clash against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
“I think it’s obvious we need to add some more players in our offensive positions,” Pochettino said. “We have different targets, this is private, but the chairman and the club is working hard to bring in the new player in this position.
“But I am happy with my squad. We have played the last two games at a very good level.”
Pochettino added: “I’m not worried about the future. Our situation is good. We have time to bring [in players], Chelsea have signed Pedro, Arsenal still nothing, but we have brought in four players in this window.”
Otamendi relishing fight for first-team place
Manchester City F.C. defender Nicolas Otamendi is looking forward to competing with Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis for a first-team place at the Etihad Stadium.
The Argentina international, who joined City from Valencia on a five-year deal worth £32 million earlier this week, will likely be eased into Manuel Pellegrini’s XI, but the Argentine’s arrival could send the aforementioned Mangala to the bench sooner rather than later.
“I am very happy because I am coming to an amazing club,” Otamendi told the club’s official website. “I am signing for a club that looks wonderful from outside. Now [I have] the opportunity to enjoy it from the inside. It is a huge joy for me.
“I’ve been lucky to give my best in every club I have played for throughout my career, but every player wants to improve and go higher and higher. Today I am here at City and I am going to try and do my best.
“Kompany is one of the best central defenders in the world. Demichelis is here because he is a great player, [so is] Mangala. They are players that every team in the world would like to have. It is a beautiful thing in football to compete with your own teammates.”
Otamendi, formerly of FC Porto and Vélez Sarsfield, earned seven man of the match awards for Valencia in La Liga last season. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (17) and Lionel Messi (25) earned more.