Defoe urges Levy to bring in striking reinforcements


Jermain Defoe insists Tottenham need to strengthen their forward line if they are to challenge for honours.

Defoe is saying nothing new than none of us already know, and hopefully Levy and co are taking note as well. Maybe it could be seen as reading between the lines, but it’s interesting that Defoe calls himself “the only forward at a club”. Has he forgotten about Adebayor, or does he know something that we don’t? Without being too harsh on big Ade, it was almost as if we were playing with 10 men at times last season.

JD had arguably his worst season in a Spurs shirt in the last campaign and there is no doubt that we need new quality forwards. With our current striking options, the pressure is piled massively on Gareth Bale, and somewhat on Defoe to deliver. Levy needs to deliver a word-class 20-goals-a-season forward before August 18th.

Defoe told The Sun: “I’m a forward but I can’t be the only forward at a club. Over the years, the clubs who’ve won titles have had several strikers.

“When Manchester United won the Treble in 1999 they had unbelievable forwards like Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke – you need that.

“If you want to do well it’s important to have competition. It will definitely help us to bring more goals into the team.”

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