Three strikers Tottenham could sign in the January transfer window

Jonathan Spencer examines three potential attacking targets for Tottenham Hotspur this summer

By Jonathan Spencer

Saido Berahino

Tottenham were very interested in signing the young Englishman this summer. The north London side had two bids turned down by West Bromwich Albion, both in the region of £18m and £22m. If Spurs are willing to improve their offer in January, then they may get the man they crave. It is also evident that Berahino is eager to move after recent events on social media, so it seems it might just be a matter of Tottenham improving their offer for the striker. There is currently a lot of pressure on Harry Kane and the club solely can’t rely on him. With Berahino part of the attack, they would have two of the most promising English talents in their ranks.

Charlie Austin

Unlike the top four sides, Tottenham are not able to sign world-class players for big money. However, they should look at Charlie Austin, who impressed in the Premier League last season. The Queens Park Rangers striker will not be content with playing in the Championship for much longer and will surely be tempted to carry on plying his trade in London. There will be questions raised about whether he can make the step up to a Europa League side. Believed to be valued at around £15m, Tottenham could be tempted to make an offer for a striker who scored 18 goals in the top-flight last campaign. QPR also need to offload some of their big stars and reduce their wage bill and may see this as a good bit of business, especially if Spurs send a player on loan the other way.

Alexandre Pato

Spurs were heavily linked with the Brazilian back in 2013 and there were reports that a host of Premier League clubs were interested in him this summer, including Tottenham, Crystal Palace and West Ham. At only 26, he still has plenty of years in front of him and undoubtedly has the talent. He still offers an impressive club record, scoring eight goals in 20 Brazilian Serie A games this season but there are big doubts about his consistency. Due to his unreliable performances and injuries throughout his career, he has sadly not progressed since his time at AC Milan. Interestingly, according to reports, he could cost just £7.2m and help ease the burden off Kane. Should Mauricio Pochettino take a gamble?

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