‘He’s not done it’ – Pundit suggests Spurs need to upgrade on one player this summer

Paul Robinson has claimed that Ange Postecoglou faces a big decision on whether to prioritise signing a number nine this summer.

Richarlison’s goals-per-game ratio has been excellent this season and the Brazilian has certainly shown that he is capable of leading the line for the Lilywhites.

However, the 27-year-old’s injury problems do not seem to be going away and it looks like Spurs face a big decision on his future this summer.

This is because a number of outlets have revealed over recent weeks that the former Everton man is of interest to Saudi Arabian clubs, who are thought to be willing to match the £60m fee that Tottenham paid to sign the player from Goodison Park two years ago (The Athletic).

Spurs continue to be linked with various centre-forwards across Europe, with the likes of Brentford’s Ivan Toney (GiveMeSport) and Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy (HITC) thought to be on the club’s radar.

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Do Tottenham need to upgrade on Richarlison?

Speaking about Tottenham’s summer plans, Robinson has now told Football Insider: “Whether they need a number nine or not [will be a decision to make]. They’ve got Richarlison but he’s not done it, he’s not got the figures.

“They’ve got wide players who can play as a nine. Son has done a great job there, he’s scored the goals this season and he’s carried the can, but he’s a much better player on the left-hand side.

“Do they need that replacement for Harry Kane? The squad does need strengthening this summer.”

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Given Richarlison’s fitness record over the last few years, Spurs would surely be tempted to cash in on the Brazilian and use those funds to push ahead with a move for someone like Toney.

However, it remains to be seen if Saudi clubs would still be prepared to spend big on the Tottenham man despite his latest injury setbacks.

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