Tottenham transfers: Jermain Defoe wants to emulate Man United depth

Tottenham transfers: Jermain Defoe says he wants Spurs to emulate the depth Manchester United's treble-winning side had

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Andre Villas-Boas's men finished fifth last season Photo: Back Page Images

Jermain Defoe says he wants Tottenham Hotspur to buy more strikers to provide greater competition for places at White Hart Lane.

The England international was competing with Togo star Emmanuel Adebayor for a place in Andre Villas-Boas’ starting line-up last season.

The 28-year-old scored 11 goals and made three assists in 34 appearances for the north London side, while Adebayor managed five strikes.

And Defoe wants Tottenham to emulate the depth that Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning Manchester United side had in 1999.

“I’m a forward but I can’t be the only forward at a club. Over the years, the clubs who’ve won titles have had several strikers.

“When Manchester United won the Treble in 1999 they had unbelievable forwards like Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke – you need that.

“If you want to do well it’s important to have competition. It will definitely help us to bring more goals into the team.”

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