Tottenham Hotspur currently have just one senior out-and-out striker in their squad for the current season. This man may be one of the best around in Harry Kane, but he is injury-prone, to say the least.
Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura can both step up and cover when needed, while Troy Parrott provides an academy striker option.
However, Pochettino has lost his effective plan B from the bench of last season, namely Fernando Llorente. The Spaniard became a cult hero in the Champions League with his clutch goals and assists.
So, who can Spurs still sign to fill this second-choice striker role?
Fernando Llorente –
The easiest way to replace Llorente… just get him back again. The centre-forward is still available on a free transfer and he really was a legitimate and effective option for Spurs last season. It may not be a bad addition as a stop-gap for one last year.
Daniel Sturridge –
Injury-prone? Yes. But Sturridge brings all the talent and natural flair in the world, as well as big-club and big-game experience. This man has played for Liverpool, Chelsea, and Man City. Could he be a useful second-choice if Spurs can get him on low wages? I think so.
Mario Balotelli –
Okay, am I being totally serious with this one? Probably not. However, I would simply love to see this man in a Spurs shirt for the entertainment value alone. And, at 29-years-old, I still think Pochettino could get something out of him. It would definitely not be a dull move.
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