Alasdair Gold claims Spurs will ‘definitely’ look to strengthen one area of the pitch in January 

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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will try to add another attacking option to the squad in the January transfer window. 

Tottenham were linked with forwards such as Lautaro Martinez and Dusan Vlahovic during the summer transfer window, as well as wingers like Adama Traore, but none of those deals materialised. 

Keeping hold of Harry Kane was perhaps the North London club’s biggest coup over the summer and, after a lacklustre start to the campaign, the England captain is now showing signs of coming into form.

The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare revealed earlier this month that Spurs will prioritise an attacking addition when the transfer market reopens in January.

Gold has now backed up that claim, revealing that the Lilywhites want to bring a player in to take some burden off the likes of Kane and Son Heung-min.

One fan asked whether Spurs will look for an additional attacker in January since Nuno Espirito Santo might not have the luxury of rotating Kane and Son in the knockout stages of the Conference League.

Gold responded: “Definitely. Dane Scarlett will get minutes here and there until then, and that will help the 17-year-old’s development.

“But it’s one area of the squad where too much pressure is being put on two players to share the load and, in Kane and Son, they’re players who are too key to lose to injuries through overuse.

“Then it’s over to that age-old issue of finding a striker of the required quality in the January window who is willing to come and play back-up to Kane.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Now that Kane looks set to stay at least until the end of the season, I cannot see us bringing in a big-name striker like Vlahovic in January. I think we are more likely to move for a winger/wide-attacker like Traore.

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