Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has claimed that the club do not need to sign a striker this month and already possess the attacking firepower needed to cope with the loss of Harry Kane.
The 26-year-old has been ruled out until April after rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring in the 1-0 defeat against Southampton on New Year’s Day.
Spurs are said to be on keen on signing a striker this month to help cope with Kane’s loss and have been linked with a number of fowards including Lyon’s Moussa Dembele (Goal.com), AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek (The Sun) and Southampton’s Danny Ings (Daily Star).
However, Redknapp insisted that the likes of Dele Alli, Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura can step up just as they did when the England captain was out injured towards the end of last season.
Redknapp urged his former club not to rush into a signing that isn’t of the required quality.
Speaking to Sky Sports’ Transfer Show, the 72-year-old said: “I love Harry, what a player. But they got away with it last year [when Kane was out from early April until the end of the season].
“[Heung-Min] Son, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, managed to find a way of playing. They got to the Champions League final. A lot of teams nowadays play without a central striker.
“I don’t think I would dive in now and take somebody who, in three months time, is going to have to sit on the bench and will be surplus to requirements.”
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As some experts and pundits have pointed out Kane is more crucial to the system we are employing under Mourinho than he was under Pochettino. The way we seem to be bypassing midfield when we win the ball at the moment, we need a strong presence upfront for our attackers to play off. Bringing someone like Piatek in on loan would be the ideal solution.
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