With the summer transfer window well underway and next season fast approaching, there is no hiding from the fact that Spurs need to act fast to ensure that Jose Mourinho has a team capable of being a success.
The decision to go into last season with no real back up to Harry Kane was exposed following his long-term injury in January, highlighting just how crucial signing a striker could be to Spurs’ season.
Here is a list of the top five goal scorers that Daniel Levy should look to bring through the doors of Hotspur Way this summer:
Topping the list of potential candidates to become Harry Kane’s partner in crime up top is his fellow England international, Callum Wilson.
After relegation to the Championship with AFC Bournemouth, there is a good chance that the striker will be looking to get back to Premier League action.
With years of experience under his belt, Wilson is capable of making an impact off the bench, as well as forming a partnership up top with Kane.
Another potential striker to show up on Levy’s radar is Wolverhampton Wanderers talisman, Raul Jimenez.
The Mexican striker faces the prospect of no European football if he decides to spend another season at Molineux and, with Spurs aiming to get back into the Champions League, he could be tempted to make a move away.
Jimenez netted an impressive 17 Premier League goals in 38 games last campaign so would be an incredible signing for Mourinho (Premier League).
However, with his guaranteed starting spot at Wolves, it will be hard to gain his signature unless playing time alongside the Spurs number 10 is a promise.
English talent Ollie Watkins is someone Spurs fans would love to see in their colours next season. The current Brentford man caught the eyes of many with his dazzling performances in the Championship which helped his side gain a place in the play-off final.
Watkins narrowly missed out on the golden boot last season, so his ruthlessness in front of goal would be a great asset to add to Kane’s firepower upfront.
The 24-year-old was part of a formidable front three last campaign and there is no doubt many clubs will be eager to acquire his services this window.
Watford favourite, Troy Deeney, would also be a good purchase for Spurs as his mass of experience at the top level is something needed amongst the ranks.
As seen with former Tottenham man Fernando Llorente, having a player who has seen it all can be extremely useful and Deeney could be that man this time around.
After their drop into the Championship, Watford are reportedly looking to lower their wage bill by selling some of the club’s top earners (Daily Mail).
The 32-year-old has racked up 47 goals over his time in England’s top division so would provide suitable cover should the unthinkable happen to Kane (Wikipedia).
Vedat Muriqi would be another player who has the pedigree to make his name as Spurs’ back up striker.
With reports revealing other European clubs are after his signature, Levy should act fast if he feels Muriqi is his main priority (Fabrizio Romano).
The Kosovo international recorded a remarkable 15 goals and six assists throughout the Super Lig season where he made 32 appearances for Fenerbahce (Transfermarkt).
Although he has no experience of playing in England, Muriqi’s strong build will no doubt help him to adjust to the Premier League.
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