Tottenham are rumored to have “full focus” on signing a striker.
For seemingly forever, one of Tottenham Hotspur‘s biggest summer needs has been to add a backup striker to pair with Harry Kane.
A striker capable of playing with Kane or filling in for Spurs’ star goalscorer throughout the long season.
Well, it seems that Jose Mourinho agrees and wants to fix that concern during this summer’s transfer window. According to Alasdair Gold of football.london, Tottenham’s “full focus” is now to bring in another striker. Gold added that the club has “funds available” to make a move. Gold noted that FC Metz striker Habib Diallo is a potential target.
To be fair to Daniel Levy and Tottenham on this, it’s not an easy task to bring in a striker for the role they need him to play.
Tottenham need a striker talented enough to help them in the Premier League, Europa League, and other cup competitions. If Kane misses any time, they need an attacker who can come into the lineup and score goals.
But top strikers want to play regularly, something that can’t be guaranteed for the backup at Spurs. Kane is going to start the vast majority of games, especially the important ones. While Spurs could start with two up front, any incoming striker will have to accept they will spend some time on the bench and enter games as a sub regularly.
That’s why it could make sense for Tottenham to go for a young striker. A player who can make a big jump up to a top Premier League club and get the benefit of playing under Mourinho, with a chance to prove themselves when they get a chance in the starting lineup. It could be a great opportunity for a young striker to prove themselves.
With Troy Parrott potentially set for a big role with the club in the future, it’s also possible Spurs could opt to sign an experienced striker like Troy Deeney just for a season or two.
What do you think? Who should Tottenham sign?