Exclusive: Glenn Hoddle claims Tottenham do not need to buy another striker

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur currently have just one senior striker in North London, with Harry Kane leading the line on his own week in, week out.

Daniel Levy decided to part ways with Vincent Janssen last summer, as well as allowing Fernando Llorente to leave on a free when his contract expired.

Even young Troy Parrott has been loaned out to Millwall in the Championship for the 2020/21 season, leaving Kane as the only out-and-out striker in the first-team.

Many reports have indicated that Tottenham will now turn their attentions towards signing a new front man this summer before the window shuts on October 5 (The Athletic).

If the Lilywhites continue to progress in both the Carabao Cup and the Europa League, they will have played an incredible 9 games in the first 21 days of the season (Sky Sports).

As if this wasn’t bad enough, England captain Kane then has three international games to play in October amidst his congested club schedule.

However, despite this, Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle believes that the North Londoners do not need to purchase a back-up striker this window.

Hoddle exclusively told The Spurs Web via Zoom as part of BT Sport’s build-up to Southampton vs Tottenham this weekend: “I don’t think they need one now. I really don’t. I think they need another centre-back and a player in midfield who can dictate a game.

“I think Jose, now with Gareth Bale, who can play all different types of positions, he can play on the left, on the right, down the middle, I think they have the options there. Gareth Bale will pop up with goals and creativity. I don’t think we need another striker at Tottenham, I think we have an abundance of players who can score goals.

“Can we get the right service? Can they give each other service and open teams up? Dele Alli needs to get back on the bike again and back to his best. He’s got to challenge himself and score goals. He’s a goal machine! When he’s playing at his best, that’s what he is, he’s not a player who can build up or the creative player that I’m talking about that will pull the strings, he needs someone to do that for him. But, he is a goal machine and if he starts scoring goals, wow, we’re going to have some fire power up there.”

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