Michael Dawson says Spurs have to upgrade on 26-year-old this summer

Michael Dawson has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur desperately need a new top-class centre-forward this summer.

Richarlison has impressive numbers this season and has seemingly turned a corner after a difficult first season at Tottenham. However, the Brazilian’s injury owes have continued, with the forward spending several spells on the sidelines across the campaign.

While Son Heung-min has done well as a number nine on a few occasions, over the last few months, the forward’s weaknesses in that role have been exposed, with the South Korean struggling to get into the game against well-organised defences.

It has been widely reported over the last few months that Tottenham are expected to enter the market this summer for a marquee number nine to fill Harry Kane’s shoes (Football Insider).

(Credit: Warner Bros. Discovery)

Dawson wants Richarlison out and Eze in at Tottenham

Dawson believes that is exactly what Tottenham need ahead of next season, suggesting that Richarlison is not of the required level while Son is not well suited to the centre-forward role.

The pundit told Sky Sports (04/05/24 at 5:35 pm): “I think they need a number 9. I think Richarlison, they spent all that money, Son we have seen last week and in recent games, he is not a number 9, he is better out on the left, and he changed Kulusevski.”

Dawson suggested that Tottenham should also be exploring deals for Crystal Palace duo Ebereche Eze and Michael Olise.

The former Spurs defender added: “I mean, for me, you look at Eze, Olise, how much are these players going to cost? That is your question to go out there and have a look.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Had Richarlison stayed fit through the second half of the season, he could well have 20 or more goals this season and Postecoglou would likely be plotting a move for another winger rather than a number nine this summer.

However, the Brazilian’s injury woes have meant that the Aussie coach will likely want to add another reliable centre-forward to his squad. I would not even be surprised if Spurs are willing to listen to offers for the 26-year-old this summer.

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article? Let us know