Paul Merson pinpoints what Tottenham must do in January transfer window

Paul Merson says Tottenham are in need of attacking reinforcements this month...

Paul Merson has warned Tottenham Hotspur that they must look to bring in cover for Harry Kane in the coming weeks as they look to build on their positive start to the season.

The north London side have enjoyed a solid start to the campaign and have been one of the Premier League’s most consistent teams this term, losing just twice in the top flight.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently fourth in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Arsenal after 20 games.

The Lilywhites have been tipped as potential outsiders to challenge for the top-flight title in the second half of the season.

However, although former Arsenal man Merson has been impressed by what he has seen from Spurs this term, he feels that they are in need of attacking reinforcements.

Merson told Sky Sports: “I think Spurs are playing very, very well, they are a very good team – and that is even me saying that! – and when their best 11 is playing and they are fit, they are good.

“But a couple of injuries here and there…. They definitely need a back-up for Harry Kane. You go through their team and they have one of the best goalies in the world, they have got two unbelievable centre-halves, Eric Dier is a good holding midfielder, Dele Alli is as good as anybody getting into the box as a midfield runner and they’ve also got one of the top centre-forwards.

“So the spine of the team is very, very good, but if Kane got injured you’d think: ‘Who is going to come in and play there?’ And they have not got anybody. They might have somebody to come in and play for one or two games. But they are putting themselves in a position now where again you have to bring someone in who is going to sit on the bench.”

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