With Harry Kane currently sidelined through injury at least until April, it’s left a massive gap in the Tottenham side and they are understandably struggling without their talisman.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has turned to versatile attacker Lucas Moura to slot into a central role in the last two league games, which have ended in a goalless draw to Watford and a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Moura is a speed machine that is most effective as a right-winger, but has at times played centrally in his career.
The 27-year-old does have a remarkably poor record though that should set alarm bells ringing for the North London club, as it proves he can’t be the answer at striker for the next few months.
He’s managed just three assists in 59 Premier League appearances during his career, setting up only one goal so far this season in the top-flight.
The Brazilian forward certainly doesn’t have the hold up play to bring teammates into play and he only really comes alive when operating off the wing.
Heung-Min Son is a teammate that may provide a slightly better option through the centre, but again it’s not his favoured position and Spurs can’t just settle for mediocrity during Kane’s absence.
Mourinho’s team will be just six points off the top four in the league table if they beat Norwich City on Wednesday night and can’t just give up on the Champions League positions.
Surely Spurs have to go all out to sign a new striker this month, as for all the speculation so far they still haven’t added anyone other than midfielder Gedson Fernandes.
Moura should be restored to his more natural position and the team is crying out for a physical figure that can lead the line.