It has to be said that stories linking Spurs to strikers never seem to end. Harry Kane has been in unbelievable form this season, but some may feel that the club is still too reliant on the English forward.
Last summer saw the loan deal of Carlos Vinicius completed from Benfica, with Spurs having the option of turning the deal into a permanent one, which would supposedly require a fee of around £40 million (Evening Standard).
Whenever given a chance, Vinicius has impressed in a Lilywhite shirt, with the Brazilian scoring three and assisting three more in five Europa League appearances (TransferMarkt).
In addition to this, Vinicius marked his FA Cup debut with a hat-trick against non-league side Marine.
The striker has certainly produced performances that will have sent a message to Jose Mourinho. However, he has only made four substitute appearances in the Premier League thus far (TransferMarkt).
Spurs have been linked with a move for Danny Ings over the past week as the Southampton talisman will enter the last year of his contract this summer, and is reportedly hesitant to sign a new deal (The Sun).
Former Premier League player, Noel Whelan told Football Insider, that Spurs shouldn’t settle for one but instead fo for both Vinicius and Danny Ings.
He said: “They could do that or do they need more? Maybe they need both.
“You look at Manchester United, you look at Chelsea, the options that they have in those centre-forward positions. You can’t turn your nose up at having enough strikers because if one player is out of form, you can go to the other.
“If the game is not going right and you’re not getting the joy you expect, you can turn to the bigger striker – now Vinicius isn’t a bigger striker, he’s someone that leads the line but he’s not a Danny Ings.
“They don’t have a Danny Ings at that football club and I think that’s where the difference is and that’s why it’s sometimes worth having those multiple different options.”
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Although it would be fantastic to see such depth in place at Tottenham, the hopes of seeing both Ings and Vinicius as back-up to Kane seem rather unrealistic. The club has other areas that need addressing when the funds are available.
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