Pochettino says Tottenham will not be signing a striker to replace injured Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are in need of some reinforcements up front, but manager Pochettino has ruled out signing any Harry Kane replacements.

Tottenham’s star man is expected to be out until early March after picking up another ankle injury against Man United last Sunday.

These troubles are intensified by the unavailability of Spurs’ next biggest goal threat, Heung Min Son, as he remains away on international duty with South Korea.

Lucas Moura is also nursing an injury of his own, and Vincent Janssen remains firmly out of favour with Pochettino.

This leaves just Fernando Llorente and a few academy prospects as the only strike options for this weekend against Fulham.

Spurs have been linked with a variety of players in the transfer window, but Pochettino insists they will not be forced into signing players due to injury.

He did however say they were always open to bringing in new talent if the right deal came along, but it is difficult to do so in January.

Poch said (Football London): “No. I think it’s not going to change our mind about the view of the squad. Always we’re open to improving our squad, to adding players that can improve us. But I think that’s not going to put pressure on us to sign some players. We know very well the market now is so difficult, and the circumstance that we have. Of course, like always I tell you, if we identify the player that is going to help us and can add qualities that we don’t have in the squad, we’re more than open to trying [to make] that happen. But at the moment I think there’s not too many possibilities to add this type of player that can improve us.”

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