Tottenham transfers: Mauricio Pochettino eyes January signing
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is on the look out for a potential striker signing
Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur will look to address their lack of striker depth in the January transfer window.
England international Harry Kane has been in superb form for the Lilywhites after a return of five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances.
The 22-year-old reigning young PFA player of the year has netted a total of 10 goals in 20 games in all competitions already this campaign.
However, Kane represents Tottenham’s only out-and-out striker, with summer signings Heung-min Son, Clinton N’Jie and Nacer Chadli recognised as attacking midfielders.
And Pochettino, who took over the reins at Tottenham in May 2014, reassured Spurs supporters that it is a position the club will address in the January or summer transfer window.
“We have offensive players who can play like Harry. There is Sonny or Chadli or Clinton – they can play like a striker,” Pochettino is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“But maybe it’s true. I recognise they are not specifically strikers so maybe we will work to try to find such a player we can add in the next transfer window or in the summer to try to help the team.
“We are trying to follow players now, but it is very difficult. What is most important is that we do not rock the balance of the team. It is important we find someone who is very specific.
“For me, always you want to find a striker that scores a lot of goals and who has good physical condition, good characteristics, can press, work hard and is a nice guy too.”
Spurs are in fifth place but just four points behind pace-setters Manchester City and Leicester City.
Tottenham make the trip to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.