Five strikers Tottenham could sign in January
While Harry Kane has been turning heads in Europe, Tottenham’s struggles for Premier League goals continue
The CSKA Moscow front man has been in prolific form for his side, especially in Europe where he was the recent architect of the demolition of Manchester City at The Etihad. Seydou Doumbia is big, strong and clinical which is something Spurs sorely lack. He functions well as a lone man or playing off another which is suitable with either of Tottenham’s styles. At 26, he is reaching his peak maturity and has the skills needed to propel Tottenham to the top four.
The Southampton forward will no doubt be familiar to Mauricio Pochettino, who brought the former Burnley player to St. Mary’s. Jay Rodriguez was heavily touted to join the Southampton exodus but he has stuck to his guns to this point. Rodriguez, though, may be tempted to join his former boss with European football a big draw. The England international is adaptable, plays in a variety of positions and possesses a good turn of pace. He would be a great fit in the current Spurs system.
The 20-year-old Serbian has been in prolific form for his current club Anderlecht, scoring 23 times since joining the Belgian club last summer. Aleksandr Mitrovic also netted the equaliser against Tottenham’s rivals Arsenal in the Champions League last week. He is a full international and possesses experience and maturity far advanced of his years. He has been linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe, though surprisingly, Newcastle seem to be front-runners for his signature.
The Red Bull Salzburg striker has been brilliant in Europe this year with five goals in the group stages to date. Add to that some incredible stats in his club’s domestic league, bagging 16 goals in 14 game in the Austrian Bundesliga. The 29-year-old is looking for the big move that would define his career, while Tottenham are looking for a proven striker. It could well be a match made in heaven if a deal could be done.
The Sparta Prague frontman is going at better than a goal a game in Europe this year, and despite his advancing years (at 33), David Lafata has plenty to offer a club like Tottenham. He is one of only four players to have scored five goals in a single Champions League match, and is the Czech league’s all-time top scorer. It is this proven quality and class that would make him a great frontman for Pochettino’s side.