Paul Merson pinpoints what Tottenham need in the January transfer window

Paul Merson believes that Tottenham must look to bring in attacking reinforcements this month

The Sport Review staff
By    

Paul Merson has told Tottenham Hotspur that they must go all out to try and sign a centre-forward in the January transfer window.

The Lilywhites returned to winning ways in convincing fashion on Saturday lunchtime as they thrashed Sunderland 4-1 at White Hart Lane to keep themselves in fourth place in the Premier League table.

Spurs, who have been tipped as outsiders to win the Premier League title by many this season, have inevitably been linked with a host of players this month as Mauricio Pochettino considers bolstering his squad ahead of the second half of the campaign.

Former Arsenal man Merson has been thoroughly impressed by striker Harry Kane’s performances for the north London side this season.

However, he feels that Spurs must look to bring in some cover for the England international in the coming weeks.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday, Merson said: “Harry Kane looked a little bit tired the other day. It’s catching up with him – he plays every game and he plays a certain way. He’s not a player that just stands in the box, he works as hard as anybody on the football pitch. He probably runs as much as anybody.

“I just think that the longer this season goes on… it’s a hard season, they’re still in the Europa League, the FA Cup. I think they need someone.

MORE: The latest Tottenham news and views

MORE: The latest Tottenham player tweets

“The problem is that everybody needs a centre-forward. You can go from Arsenal all the way down to Aston Villa – everybody if they could would get a centre-forward in. The problem is getting that right centre-forward who’s not going to upset that very good team spirit at Tottenham.”

Tottenham are four points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham.

MORE: Seven reasons why Chelsea must keep Cesc Fabregas

MORE: 20 Chelsea targets Conte could sign to replace Terry

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Watch: Man United’s David De Gea embarrassed by Chelsea star’s wonder-goal
The Sport Review
Miami WTA Preview: Kerber and Pliskova head field, but Vesnina and Kuznetsova on a roll
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
20 Chelsea transfer targets Antonio Conte could sign in the summer
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Jamie Carragher sends warning to Paul Pogba at Man United
The Sport Review
Paul Merson claims he knows what Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is going to do
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho pictured meeting agent amid Man United transfer talk