Spurs need another world-class forward

Tottenham need reinforcements up front if they want to go one step further and win the Premier League next season

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Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale Photo: Wikimedia / Ahmed Ta

Tottenham Hotspur went through a rough patch following the departure of Gareth Bale in 2013 and the number of signings made from his transfer fee struggled to fill the hole he left.

But now, Spurs are back and ready to make a legitimate fight for the Premier League title.

Over the course of two terms, no team has acquired more points than Tottenham. Last year, they looked on course for a historic title before Leicester pulled off the shock of a century to claim the crown.

Despite finishing second, Spurs managed to establish themselves as a respectable title-challenging side, and look as though they will remain competitive for years to come.

This season was the first time in 22 years Spurs finished above local rivals Arsenal, which is definitely a step in the right direction for the North London club.

They just missed out on the title this year, but have being installed amongst the favourites at 8/1 in the football betting for the 2017/18 season, and may be worth backing at that price if you use one of the various bookmakers’ welcome offers, such as the bet £10, get £30 bonuses compiled by comparison sites such as Oddschecker.

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Harry Kane has once again been in fine form this season Photo: Harry Kane / Instagram

Spurs have one of the best young squads around: they have the youngest average starting 11 in the Premier League this season with 25.3, proving to everyone that if you’re old enough, you’re good enough. And they almost are good enough; they have a very well-rounded team but just lack that added bit of quality.

Harry Kane has proven he is more than a one-season wonder and is now one of the best strikers in the league, but when Kane isn’t there, Spurs struggle to score. Vincent Janssen is not good enough to be the back-up for a title challenging side; Spurs need a top-class striker to take over when Kane is injured or to even challenge Kane for a starting place.

Lack of competition for Kane could become a problem, as he may start becoming too comfortable and performances may drop. He needs someone to remind him that he could lose his spot at any time to keep him on top form. Signing a top striker would push more people to think they could win the league next season, but it won’t take much to get more people on board.

A lot of teams in this position would go out in the summer and try to strengthen every position but they have a strong backup and starters in almost every position. The squad is comfortable but just need an added spark to reach the next level. After the season they’ve had this year, it shouldn’t be too hard to attract the world’s best.

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