Tottenham Hotspur will now be without Heung Min Son for the foreseeable future, after the South Korean fractured his arm against Aston Villa at the weekend.
Spurs announced that he will now undergo surgery and will be out for a number of weeks.
With the transfer window closed, we thought we would take a look at five potential options that Jose Mourinho already has at the club:
Dele Alli –
This would be my number one choice. He has the height needed to act as a target up top. He has enough pace, skill, and talent in front of goal to find the back of the net. He can also then easily drop back into attacking midfield, allowing the likes of Moura and Bergwijn to run in behind.
Lucas Moura –
The most experienced at filling in at centre-forward. Moura has a good leap on him and works very hard. However, he usually gets lost as a lone striker and is far more effective on the wing. I always feel that he is wasted as a central striker.
Steven Bergwijn –
Very new to the club but he does have experience as a striker. Whether or not he would be able to lead the line, I doubt. Again, I think it would just be a waste to isolate such a talent as a lone striker, but the option is definitely there for Jose.
Troy Parrott –
It doesn’t seem as if it is his time under Mourinho yet, but Parrott remains an option from the academy. Unlike the others, he has trained and played as a natural striker for years, but he does not have the match experience at the top level.
Kion Etete –
The same problems as Parrott in terms of experience. However, Etete does stand out as the 18-year-old is 6ft 4, offering a real target-man up top.
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