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TBR view: Why Tottenham should consider not signing a striker this month

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TBR view: Why Tottenham should consider not signing a striker this month

Tottenham have been linked with a whole host of strikers since Harry Kane was ruled out for a number of months with a hamstring injury. The likes of Fernando Llorente, Krzysztof Piatek, and Christian Benteke have all been mentioned, but should Jose Mourinho consider not signing a striker at all this month?

It might seem like an odd suggestion, considering Spurs now have no recognised striker in their first team. However, signing players in January is always difficult and you often have to pay hugely inflated prices for players that just aren’t worth it.

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The players Tottenham are being linked with are simply not good enough and the club would be better off playing someone slightly out of position.


The Daily Star has reported that the club are interested in Christian Benteke. He has scored three goals in the last three Premier League seasons and should be nowhere near a Champions League outfit.

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This is not the first time Kane has been out injured in recent years. Yes, Llorente did a job during Kane’s spell on the sidelines last season but was not even a guaranteed starter. Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min have both been used in the striker role to great effect in the past.

The pace these two players possess gives Tottenham a different dimension when they are used in the most forward role. Mourinho has enough options in the wide positions to cover them, and should seriously consider using them up-top while Kane is out.

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