Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara believes that Daniel Levy must dig deep and sign a new striker.
After Harry Kane was ruled out of action until early March, the club are facing a striking crisis with Heung-min Son away on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup until potentially the beginning of next month.
Kane suffered damaged ligaments in his left ankle during the closing moments of Sunday’s defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League.
The injury and Son’s absence means that Fernando Llorente is Tottenham’s only available senior striker after Mauricio Pochettino recently confirmed that Vincent Janssen no longer has a future at the club.
O’Hara, who came through the ranks at Spurs believes that Llorente is not the answer to lead the line and Daniel Levy must back his manager in the transfer market after being forced into a predicament.
Spurs have had an impressive start to the season, but it could easily be derailed if Levy goes another transfer window without putting his hand in his pocket.
“I think it’s a massive loss for them and with Son going away as well, I don’t know how they’re going to replace the team and how they’re going to fit people in,” O’Hara told Sky Sports.
“Without Harry Kane leading the line, I really feel like they need to go and sign someone. Whether it’s a loan or whether they sign someone for £30-40 million.
“They’ve got to look at it and think ‘have we done enough to stay in the top four if we lose Harry Kane for 7-8 weeks and have we got the players to carry the team without him?'”
“I just don’t think Llorente gives Spurs fans or the team the confidence that they’re going to win games when he’s leading the line,” O’Hara added.
“It’s worrying times and I think Daniel Levy’s got to look at it.
“He didn’t really want to buy and go out and spend money going into the new stadium but now there’s an opportunity where they’re kind of going to have to.”
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