Former Tottenham player and coach Clive Allen has urged the club to bring in a quality striker to ease the pressure on Gareth Bale.
Allen was part of the backroom staff during Harry Redknapp’s time in charge at White Hart Lane and wants to see AVB and Baldini bring in a striker who can offer something similar as to what Dimitar Berbatov did during his time in N17.
Bale took the Premier League by storm last season and Allen doubts whether the Welshman can hit the same heights again.
He told the Daily Star: “Perhaps the biggest problem for Gareth will be to reproduce the same sort of form that he did last season.
“In particular, all those spectacular goals he scored. I am not sure he will be able to score as many spectacular ones next time, purely because people will now have ideas on to how to stop him.
“Getting a finisher, someone in the mould of their former striker Dimitar Berbatov, is something Tottenham have to address.
“They need to take some of that weight away from Gareth’s shoulders. If they don’t do it then the pressure on him will be massive.”
He added: “I think he will stick it out for one more year.
“But the lure of the Champions League is so massive to players.
“It might end up being similar to what happened with Luka Modric.”
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