Mourinho reveals whether he wants to sign a striker after Bale’s arrival

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he still wants to add another striker to his Tottenham Hotspur squad before the transfer window shuts, despite the return of Gareth Bale.

With Bale’s capture, Mourinho now has plenty of attacking options at his disposal.

It was Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura who got the nod to start alongside Harry Kane at the St Mary’s yesterday, with Erik Lamela and Steven Bergwijn both coming off the bench in the second half.

Going by the evidence of Tottenham’s performance against Southampton, they certainly do not seem to be lacking in firepower, with Son bagging four well-taken goals, all of which were set up by Kane.

However, reports indicate that the Lilywhites still want to sign one more centre-back and a centre-forward before the window shuts.

When asked after his side’s 5-2 demolishment of Southampton if he still wanted a striker despite Bale’s arrival, Mourinho responded (via Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick): “Yes. For a season like this, we need a good squad and we need two players for each position.”

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The only profile of forward we are currently missing in our squad is a centre-forward who specialises in holding the ball up and winning the ball in the air. While we have proven that we can thrive against a high defensive line, having a big, physical striker on the bench to potentially throw on as a plan B will make it much harder for teams to sit in a low block against us.

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