Tottenham Hotspur should consider moving for Edin Dzeko this month.
Spurs have just lost Harry Kane to an ankle injury, which will see the striker sidelined until early March.
Mauricio Pochettino has Fernando Llorente in reserve, but the Spaniard has been linked with a move away from the club this month.
There’s also forgotten man Vincent Janssen, although there’s been no suggestion he’s about to come in from the cold to ease Pochettino’s troubles.
It’s looking like the club may need to dip into the transfer market this month, and Dzeko could be a shrewd signing.
An ideal short-term fix
AS Roma are apparently looking to revamp their squad this month and Dzeko is a man who could be sent on his way (The Daily Star).
The Bosnian international has less than 18 months remaining on his current contract at Stadio Olimpico, and could potentially be available for cheaper.
West Ham and Everton are also both interested in the ex-Manchester City player, but Tottenham could really do with someone of his ilk.
Dzeko has enjoyed a prolific spell in Italy since leaving the Etihad Stadium in 2015 (on loan at first).
He has scored 80 goals in just 159 games, which is a very encouraging record.
This term he’s managed seven goals, with just two coming in the league.
That said, Dzeko is still a top striker and he could be a shrewd short-term signing for Tottenham, who don’t have the greatest cover for Kane.