Les Ferdinand can understand why Spurs did not sign a striker in January

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Tottenham Hotspur are currently without both Harry Kane and Heung-min Son in front of goal, their two top scorers by some way this season.

Kane ruptured the tendon in his left hamstring back on January 1 and later required surgery. Son managed to fracture his elbow against Aston Villa earlier this month, also requiring surgery to correct the issue.

Tottenham have no other senior natural strikers at the club, with Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente having both left North London in the summer.

Of course, Spurs did have the entire January transfer window to sign a Kane replacement after he was injured on New Years Day, but they failed to bring anyone in.

One man who knows all about where the back of the net is, Les Ferdinand, claims that he can understand why his old club found it tricky.

He claimed that January can often be a panic buy window and Spurs need to bring in someone who would benefit the team, rather than any old face.

He said (HamHigh): “Hindsight is a wonderful thing but at the same time you’ve got to bring someone in that you think is going to benefit the side rather than just bringing someone in for the sake of it.

“You see Chelsea and a lot of teams out there wanting strikers but not being able to get the ones that they wanted.

“Notoriously the January transfer window is one where people do panic in and it’s a desperate window rather than being one that is calculated and you’re doing the right thing for the football team.”

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