Opinion: How Spurs can solve their striker problems – But they need two new players to do it

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Tottenham Hotspur are currently in the midst of a striker crisis in North London, although the situation has been ongoing for well over a year now.

In the summer of 2019, Spurs decided to sell Vincent Janssen and let Fernando Llorente leave on a free transfer, with Harry Kane the only remaining senior striker.

It took just six months for this risk to backfire as Kane picked up a nasty hamstring injury, leaving Jose Mourinho with nothing but makeshift options and academy strikers.

One would have assumed that a new striker would be at the top of the list for Daniel Levy and co this summer, yet Kane remains alone at the start of the new season.

So, how exactly should Spurs be looking to solve their striker woes?

The general feeling seems to be that Tottenham need a back-up to Harry Kane in order to grant the England captain some much-needed rest throughout the season. However, I wholeheartedly disagree with this sentiment.

If Spurs are looking to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League in the next five years, they need a whole lot more than a cheap £10m striker to sit on the bench.

Tottenham should be looking to bring in two new strikers in the next six months, perhaps one before October and another in the winter market.

While I believe that a tall and strong Plan-B type striker would be extremely valuable under Jose Mourinho (much like Llorente), Spurs need more than that.

The Special One needs a big and proven named who is capable of both playing with Harry Kane and leading the line on his own. Ultimately, a first-team signing, not a bench warmer.

While I am not expecting a Paulo Dybala, I would like to see someone of the Memphis Depay type level come to North London. Spurs need a striker who can improve the side, rather than someone to pack away in a box until Kane gets an injury.

With a new first-team goal machine and a huge target man to come off the bench late in games, Spurs would finally have the three strikers they need to work efficiently throughout an entire season.

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