Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has spoken of the challenges the club will face during the January transfer window.

Having exceeded their limit for foreign players in their Champions League squad, the North London club are unlikely to add.

The Argentine coach admitted that signing players in January could be near “impossible” given the restrictions.

Pochettino: “It’s impossible to sign players if we don’t have the space”

Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pochettino was questioned about the possibility of returning for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish during the winter window.

Whilst he refused to directly speak about the 22-year-old, he commented on the possibility of new signings.

Pochettino told Football.London:

“Look, I think there were plenty of players linked with Tottenham, not only last summer but in the previous season.

“You know it’s difficult to talk about rumours, about names.

“We’ll see what happens in January. We have a full squad, we have 28 in the squad.

“It’s impossible to sign players if we don’t have the space.

“We don’t have enough space at the moment.

“I think it makes no sense now to talk about signing players.”

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