Harry Redknapp has claimed that Tottenham don’t need to sign a centre-forward in January and suggested they stick with what they have got.
Spurs are without their star man in attack Harry Kane until April due to a hamstring problem and 17-year-old Troy Parrott looks to be the only natural replacement.
But manager Jose Mourinho has been overlooking in the inexperienced teenager and clearly doesn’t feel he’s ready.
The North London club are being linked with forwards in the January window, but in the the meantime versatile attackers Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura appear to be sharing the load at striker.
Redknapp believes there is little point in the club signing a high-profile forward this month, as their long-term future will be on the bench.
“A lot of teams nowadays play without a central striker. I don’t think I would dive in now and take somebody who, in three months time, is going to have to sit on the bench and will be surplus to requirements. If I was Jose, I think I would sit tight,” Redknapp said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Kane is an automatic starter whenever he’s fit for Spurs, but bringing in a senior striker to challenge and cover for him is surely a smart move.
The England captain is going to be a big blow during his absence and he also missed a large spell last season too through injury.
Mourinho’s team have to try claw back a nine-point deficit to the top four in the Premier League and could find that quite difficult without a recognised forward playing on a weekly basis.